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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 106
  2. Negative: 11 out of 106
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  1. BobN.
    Feb 20, 2010
    3
    Save your money, not even worth a rent. Watch it when it comes on HBO in the future. Silly plot, some good action scenes, but fails all in all. Bad acting with bad accents, stupid bad-guy that tries to be real but ends up cartoonish...want a great film about taking down an evil corporation? See Michael Clayton, it is a fantastic, adult, skilled, realistic and tense film based in reality. Save your money, not even worth a rent. Watch it when it comes on HBO in the future. Silly plot, some good action scenes, but fails all in all. Bad acting with bad accents, stupid bad-guy that tries to be real but ends up cartoonish...want a great film about taking down an evil corporation? See Michael Clayton, it is a fantastic, adult, skilled, realistic and tense film based in reality. Edge of Darkness is a cartoon. Expand
  2. S.L.P
    Jan 31, 2010
    2
    I like Mel Gibson's acting and films, but I found "Edge of Darkness" sluggish, disjointed, and convoluted.
  3. SteveG
    Jan 31, 2010
    1
    This trite and pointless movie is based on a rather good British television series. Let's see: Mel Gibson playing an angry violent cop who is out of touch with his emotions. That's not new or interesting. This is Gibson's "comeback" years after letting the world know that he is a anti-Semetic bigot who can't handle his booze? While there certainly will be some people This trite and pointless movie is based on a rather good British television series. Let's see: Mel Gibson playing an angry violent cop who is out of touch with his emotions. That's not new or interesting. This is Gibson's "comeback" years after letting the world know that he is a anti-Semetic bigot who can't handle his booze? While there certainly will be some people who go to this movie because they like Gibson, that won't be enough to make this dreck profitable. Maybe he can make another Mad Max or Lethal Weapon movie? Or maybe Braveheart II? He is done, only he and Hollywood do not seem to realize it. Expand
  4. AndrewW.
    Jan 30, 2010
    0
    This really stunk - do not waste your money!
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. An intense Mel Gibson performance anchors this brutally effective crime thriller.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Campbell's topnotch production team yields predictably polished results, but the director's decision to revisit the late Troy Kennedy Martin's teleplay, finally, feels lacking.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    70
    Onscreen much of the time, thicker and more creased than you remember, Gibson can make this rather unshapely movie seem taut.