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Edge of Darkness (2010)

R  |   |  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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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:

Al filo de la oscuridad  »

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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2.35 : 1
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Robert De Niro was originally cast as Darius Jedburgh, but dropped out due to "creative differences" after a few days on the set. See more »


When Craven is sick at the sink, the microwave in the background is in the corner of the counter with a yellow bowl on top of it. A few shots later when Craven is back at the sink, the microwave is about 5 feet from the corner with the yellow bowl to its right. See more »


Neighbor: [yelling at Tom] What the fuck are you burning out there? Fucking Christ.
Thomas Craven: My English friend, Mr. Davenport here about 6 feet tall, 220 pounds is enjoying his cigar.
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Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Charlie Parker
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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31 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK so after x amount of years in the "Lead Actor" wilderness Mel is back with some serious conviction.

I have heard mixed reviews and seen a couple on here and of course we would like to say we are not affected but it may make the difference between seeing it at a cinema or waiting for the DVD.

Well i for one am i glad i went to see it on the big screen,a big screen remake of a little known TV series from the 80's might surprise a few people but it shows that good writing and strong characters will always impress the powers that be.

Anyway i'm slightly drifting off subject, this film holds you from start to finish, it is filmed with a consistent tension that never lets up.

A shocking episode and then a world of pain for Mel Gibson lies in store, along the way we are introduced to the kind of shady power hungry people that we know must exist, but we hope as (pretty much) law abiding citizens we never have to lose sleep over.

Danny Houston is excellent and Ray Winstone are so convincing in their roles that you find yourself routing for a man who openly admits to killing for a living...

The music is subtle but really drives the film along leading to in my opinion a shocking climax,having been to the city of Boston a few times i can see how it makes for interesting and unexplored location, the same way it did in The Departed..

OK so lets wrap it up, if you are a Mel Gibson fan, a secret admirer of 1980s thrillers...or planning your next vacation in Massachusettes, go see it!!

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