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Edge of Darkness (2010)

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As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.



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Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by alfiehitchie

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,172,927 (UK) (29 January 2010)


$43,290,977 (USA) (2 April 2010)

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Joe Don Baker, who starred in the mini-series that this film is based on, and was a friend of Martin Campbell, was reportedly against the idea of this film, feeling that a single film would not be able to capture the essence, story and weight of the original series and do it justice. See more »


When Craven is following Bennett into Boston's Central Artery Tunnel the scene show them getting off at exit 24, Government Center, which exits to Faneuil Hall. The next scene however show Craven pulling Bennett's car over on Rutherford Avenue which is North of Boston. See more »


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Edge of Darkness sheds light on humanity
29 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has seen the trailer can expect to get exactly what the trailer depicts. A cop loses his beautiful daughter and sets out to solve the murder that others conclude was self explanatory as a shooting in an attempt to get revenge against a cop. Taking things at face value sometimes just don't cut it.

Gibson and Ray Winstone were so perfect for the roles they played. The tension from both kept me clinging to my seat and wiping my brow. Gibson probably had his best role in this movie. I have seen most of his movies starting with Lethal Weapon and I could not see one potential likeness of Martin Riggs in Edge of Darkness, except for the fact he played a cop. As Craven, he was truly believable as a dad on a mission to make things right. Winstone is someone I didn't recognize even though he has been in a ton of movies. But after this, I will know and respect him for the rest of my life. Trying to understand his role was a treat, but while doing that, I kept my distance for fear he might have caught me trying to get too close. His thick Brit accent and command of those around him was absolutely a great treat.

Danny Huston is someone I came to enjoy since seeing him in 30 Days of Night as the lead Vampire. He did not disappoint but he could have had a meatier role. As far as I am concerned, he has been added to the list of great seasoned actors to look for anytime you expect to see quality acting.

I mean no disrespect to any of the actors. Everyone did a great job, including some of those in smaller, yet relevant roles.

Everything about the movie was believable and memorable. Some of the violence that you will need to endure will catch you off guard. There is no need to brace yourself because you will get caught off guard.

Excellent emotional roller coaster getting an 8 and a great big "welcome back" hug for Mel.

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