By Chris Nashawaty
Updated May 05, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Edge of Darkness | EDGE OF DARKNESS Mel Gibson keeps the fire burning

Edge of Darkness

type
  • Movie

In front of the camera for the first time in seven years, Mel Gibson knew exactly what his fans were itching for in the payback thriller Edge of Darkness: Mad Mel in vengeance mode. Gibson delivers that and more as a hotheaded Boston police detective whose scientist daughter is gunned down by a hooded killer on his doorstep. Was the bullet intended for him, or did Daddy’s little girl have a secret? Take a wild guess. The plot twists are predictable, but Gibson’s the king of the haunted, thousand-yard stare, especially when it’s accompanied by a knuckle sandwich. His Cockney costar, Ray Winstone, is aces too, as a shadowy government fixer of indeterminate allegiance. The lone EXTRAS are a few unremarkable deleted scenes. B+

Edge of Darkness

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 112 minutes
director
  • Martin Campbell

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