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  • Post last modified:February 14, 2019

Edge of Darkness


When Boston detective Thomas Craven’s (Mel Gibson) daughter (Bojana Novakovic) is brutally murdered on his doorstep, he finds clues that lead to a powerful energy company. Director Martin Campbell also made the 1985 British miniseries that inspired this violent but emotional thriller. It’s a good transition that tries to soften the negative impact of a predictable Big Evil Corporation story. Somewhat uneven, the movie nevertheless delivers compelling moments along the way. The cast is first-rate, including Gibson in his first starring role in eight years as a lonely, grizzled and grieving cop.

2010-U.S.-Britain. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Martin Campbell. Screenplay: William Monahan, Andrew Bovell. Cast: Mel Gibson (Thomas Craven), Ray Winstone (Jedburgh), Danny Huston (Jack Bennett), Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts, David Aaron Baker.

Trivia: Robert De Niro was first cast as Jedburgh, but dropped out. 



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