Chicago Sun-Times - 01/27/2010
"Winstone's interaction with Gibson provides the movie with much of its interest....Gibson is a credible, attractive hero, as he has always been..."
Box Office - 01/27/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mel Gibson shines in this kind of role, and he's at his very best in this politically charged thriller..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/29/2010
"EDGE OF DARKNESS hangs in there and fleshes out its '70s-style symphony of paranoia....The best of the violence carries a brutal jolt."
USA Today - 01/29/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "Mel Gibson is back to doing what he does best....This tense tale of a father's love for his daughter and his blinding sense of revenge artfully blends emotion and suspense."
Hollywood Reporter - 01/24/2010
"Mel Gibson returns to form in EDGE OF DARKNESS....Also sturdy are the supporting players, particularly Ray Winstone as a quietly threatening government op..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/29/2010
"Gibson speaks in a dry Boston accent and really gets the gruff, blunt working-class Boston Irish 'tude behind those inflections." -- Grade: B
Total Film - 01/28/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Nobody goes postal quite like Mel, giving a white heat to his personal mission that keeps us watching."
Empire - 01/22/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Gibson brings the pain -- either with a pistol or his eyes, which carry the same wounded, vulnerable quality they always have, here fully exploited."
Rolling Stone - 02/18/2010
"Mel Gibson's return to acting is a welcome sight....[He] shows his movie-star shine hasn't dimmed."
Premiere - 05/10/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "A slow-burning conspiracy with an incredible performance by Gibson."
Uncut - 07/01/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "A sturdy big-screen remake....Ray Winstone steals the show as an enigmatic 'fixer' who may or may not be one of the good guys."
CASINO ROYALE filmmaker Martin Campbell directs a remake of his own BBC miniseries with this thriller. Mel Gibson stars as Thomas Craven, a man who has spent years as a detective in Boston. When his own daughter is killed near the door of his home, Craven realizes that her death is only one piece of a puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by Oscar-winner William Monahan (THE DEPARTED) and screenwriter Andrew Bovell (LANTANA), EDGE OF DARKNESS also stars Ray Winstone and Danny Huston.