Edge of Darkness

Some secrets take us to the edge


Edge of Darkness
Mel Gibson finally returns to the screen after all his bad publicity a few years ago. He sticks to a familiar role, that of a cop seeking revenge slightly outside the law. After his daughter is gunned down in what may have been a case of mistaken identity, he investigates her slimy employer, uncovering all sorts of nastiness. As the action pieces progress, he is joined by an oddball operative. The film is based on an old 6-part BBC series, condensed to movie length.

115 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts, David Aaron Baker, Jay O. Sanders
Director
Martin Campbell
ScreenplayWilliam Monahan, Andrew Bovell, from the TV series by Troy Kennedy-Martin
MusicHoward Shore
CinematographyPhil Meheux
EditingStuart Baird
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, BBC Films, Icon Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, action, drama
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, intense, realistic, close-up, bloody, gory and graphic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyInfrequent profanity
Drug abuseAlcohol and tobacco use
CommentsMenace, threat and suspense.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThriller proves Mel's still got hid edge
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconGibson se oë glinster weer lekker gek
10
Cape Times
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconMel back with a vengeance
15
Box Office
Peter Hammond quote iconA great return to screen for Gibson
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconGibson is a credible, attractive hero, as he has always been, so if you want fast-food action, here's your movie.
13
eye Weekly
Dave Morris
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconConsidering the talent involved and the strength of the source material, there's no way Edge of Darkness should have been this disappointing.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile clearly not for all viewers, the pic delivers for those with a taste for watching a furious dad serving the bad and corrupt his personal version of H-E-Double Hockey Sticks
12
Metacritic.com
34 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
181 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFor better and for worse, Edge of Darkness offers vintage Mel Gibson, working within the familiar framework of a bloody revenge thriller.
11

What the People say

Internet
14652 Netizens quote iconYou have nothing to lose in seeing this movie, unlike Thomas Craven
13

Average .. 55%

11

Trailer






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