EDGE OF DARKNESS (Theatrical Release USA 2010)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.2|5.0 Starsìì

The Edge of Darkness trailer promises everything; the Edge of Darkness movie drops into a sea of mediocrity due to poor casting choices (i.e., Ronald Craven, the vengeful Dad, played by Mel Gibson). Mel Gibson plays well as an action star, maybe a drama star; but, Mel Gibson does not play the vengeful Dad character well. The movie works more on drama with some suspense rather than an edge-of-your-seat-action film. Mel Gibson lacks his usual vigor in this movie.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Detective Thomas Craven’s (Mel Gibson) daughter, Emma Craven (Bojana Novakovic), is murdered. He investigates and becomes involved in a dangerous game with Northmoor, a research facility developing nuclear weaponry.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Martin Campbell for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Gail Lyon, Danton Rissner, David M. Thompson, E. Bennett Walsh, and Suzanne Warren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jedburgh (Ray Winstone), Jack Bennett (Danny Huston), Burnham (Shawn Roberts), Millroy (David Aaron Baker), Whitehouse (Jay O. Sanders), Moore (Denis O’Hare), and Senator Jim Pine (Damian Young).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. Director Martin Campbell does not pull the acting potential from his cast that can move the movie into the winning arena.

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