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Edge of Darkness (2010)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  29 January 2010 (USA)
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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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Few escape justice. None escape vengeance. See more »


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

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,172,927 (UK) (29 January 2010)

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$43,290,977 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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When Whitehouse comes to Craven's house he asks if Craven remembers a cop who was transferred and ultimately committed suicide as a result of arresting someone named "Whitey". That may refer to James 'Whitey' Bulger, a real-life Boston crime boss and killer who, as an FBI informant, was off limits to law enforcement until he became a fugitive in 1994 after being indicted under the RICO Act. See more »

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When Bennett reaches into the cupboard during the final fight scene, he leaves a bloody hand-print on the cupboard. The amount of blood changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Darius Jedburgh: Cigar?
Thomas Craven: I'm not celebrating just now.
Darius Jedburgh: I know you don't smoke. I saw your DARPA file.
Thomas Craven: You gonna tell me what that is?
Darius Jedburgh: Defense Advance Research Projects Agency. Their slogan is:
Darius Jedburgh: [speaks Latin] scientia est potentia
Darius Jedburgh: And I know you know Latin.
Thomas Craven: [speaks Latin] stile sursum
Thomas Craven: You know what that means, yeah?
Darius Jedburgh: Stand the fuck up.
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Say My Name
(Oksana Grigorieva (as Grigorieva) / Mel Gibson (as Gibson))
Performed by Oksana Grigorieva
Courtesy of Icon Distribution, Inc.
Published by Pink Dolphin Songs (BMI)
Muse Icon Publishing, Inc. (BMI) Administered by Cherry River
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An Apt Title - Dark, Edgy
14 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, that's a good title for this film about a good cop who throws out all the rules and lives on the "edge of darkness" after his daughter is poisoned and murdered. At that point, he "doesn't give a s--t," as he states in the film. He will do whatever it takes to find out what happened to his daughter, who killed her and who was behind it all. This reminded me of Mel Gibson's 1999 film "Payback" where he plays a rough character on a mission.

There is no wasted talk in here, especially by Gibson's character, "Det.Thomas Craven." Although a little shocked because I didn't think I'd see this veteran actor return to these kind of roles, I have to admit he's fascinating in them. The only difference - and you really see this on the fine Bu-Ray transfer - is all the wrinkles in Mel's face! He ain't a kid, anymore. Either is actor Ray Winstone, but he is equally fascinating as the mysterious "Jedburgh." This is a rough film, make no mistake. The language is very profane in the first half but surprisingly absent of that in the second half. The tenseness and the no-compromise violence, however, is there from start-to-finish. The movie doesn't overdo the amount of violence, however, keeping things cerebral enough so when something does happen, it's quick and shocking.

The villains are the stereotypical ones of Hollywood: the U.S. government, the Defense Department, a senator (a Republican, of course), and a few other of the usual suspects. However, despite that normal bias, I found the film very entertaining with plenty of twists and turns to keep your brain going, not just your base instincts. Regarding the latter, there are some gruesome scenes in here, so be warned about that. As I said, it's a rough, take-no-prisoners film.


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