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Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness
  • R
  • 1h 57m
  • 2010
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Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson stars in this emotionally charged thriller caught in the cross hairs of politics and big business. As a veteran homicide detective and single father, Gibson will stop at nothing to solve the murder of his daughter, killed on the steps of his home. His investigation leads him into a dangerous, looking glass world of corporate cover-ups, conspiracy and collusion -- and to shadowy government operative who has been sent in to erase any evidence. Ultimately, the vengeful father's solitary search for answers about his daughter's death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption. With Martin Campbell calling the shots in this feature adaptation of the award-winning BBC miniseries, Oscar® winning writer William Monahan and Oscar®-winning producer Graham King (both from The Departed) take us once more into the shadows of crime and redemption in this dark revenge...
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: For better and for worse, Edge of Darkness offers vintage Mel Gibson, working within the familiar framework of a bloody revenge thriller.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Violent, convoluted conspiracy thriller isn't for families.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Edge of Darkness is an extremely convoluted cop/conspiracy thriller that's very heavy on violence, with a large pile of bloody corpses, plenty of guns, shootouts, fights, chases, and crashes. Characters use harsh language, with plenty of "f--k" and "s--t." Despite a strong performance by star Mel Gibson, the movie has a sour, hopeless tone. Characters who do the right thing are brutally punished, and Gibson's character -- the ostensible hero -- acts recklessly and violently. The film eventually sinks to a revenge finale with no positive lessons to take away.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:January 29, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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