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Edge Of Darkness
6.5 out of 10

Edge Of Darkness

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Tss5078, Metacritic
22 February 2013
  • Summary: Edge of Darkness is a dark and gritty crime thriller, based on a 1986 British Mini-series of the same name. The story was actually pretty good, filled with twists, turns, crosses, and double crosses, but the problem was that it was all too familiar.
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16 December 2012
  • Summary: You realize how much as an audience we have missed the volatile intensity of Gibson and his ability to elevate over-plotted genre material into something genuinely engaging. Assisted by a privately amused Ray Winstone who works as a detached counterpart to Gibson's grief stricken Boston cop.
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Compi24, Metacritic
28 November 2012
  • Summary: Although the plot is pretty laughable, the movie does feature a pretty mesmerizing Mel Gibson performance in the center role.
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Overall 10

Good one

Abey, rakuten
28 August 2011
  • Summary: An about to retire police detective investigates his daughters death. Mystery surrounds her death and soon the investigation reveals more information on why his activist daughter was slain. This is a good movie with a good plot. I enjoyed and there is no doubt that you will too.
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Overall 6

Eye opener

The Aussie, Warner Bros
20 June 2011
  • Summary: Good movie, good story line, definately NOT a feel good movie.
  • Pros: Broad Appeal, Emotionally Engaging
  • Cons: Poor Twist, Predictable
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Ruler101, Metacritic
2 December 2010
  • Summary: I think it was great for Mel Gibson to be back in an action movie where AGAIN he is playing the role of a cop. He does a great job but i honestly have to say that the spark dies after the beginning and takes a while to come back.
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moviefreak12, Metacritic
21 November 2010
  • Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. edge of darkness is worth watching, even though the plot of the story has been used many times before this movie it stills delivers with some good acting (execpt the accents) and some timely plot twists.
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27 October 2010
  • Summary: Well it was an average movie. Mel Gibson shined like always, but i sort of knew the ending so i didn't expected anything great to happen. Its a war he cannot win but he only can satisfy himself by revenging his daughter. A nice movie to watch
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Overall 5

Over Simplified Film Version Of A Bleak Classic From The BBC

Theo Robertson, IMDb
12 July 2010
  • Summary: Brit TV shows turned in to Hollywood movies have a very mixed success . We've had PENNIES FROM HEAVEN , THE SINGING DETECTIVE and THE AVENGERS which were flops whilst TRAFFIC received much critical acclaim maybe because it did follow the channel 4 mini series plot structure so closely .
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Overall 8

An Apt Title - Dark, Edgy

ccthemovieman-1, IMDb
14 May 2010
  • Summary: Yes, that's a good title for this film about a good cop who throws out all the rules and lives on the "edge of darkness" after his daughter is poisoned and murdered. At that point, he "doesn't give a s--t," as he states in the film.
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