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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
In the miniseries, the music was done by Eric Clapton and the late Michael Kamen, who composed the music for the Lethal Weapon film franchise, starring Mel Gibson. In this film, Howard Shore composed the music. He was originally considered to compose Ron Howard's Ransom (1996) starring Mel Gibson, but was replaced by James Horner, who composed for Mel Gibson, Ron Howard, and Martin Campbell. See more »
When Craven stops Bennett's Bentley, gets into the back, and points the gun at Bennett, the door behind Bennett is closed. In a close-up, it's open. See more »
This one surprised me, because I had seen very little advertising or hype for this movie. My friend and I watched the trailer and I thought, "Eh, kinda looks like another 'Taken' or 'Death Sentence.' I'm so glad I was wrong.
This is not another "father goes on rampage to kill the guy that kidnapped/murdered his child." It's actually a very involved thriller that has a fair few twists and turns around a conspiracy Gibson's daughter was involved in. Gibson actually does not go all gung-ho like Neeson did; rather, he was very careful in his investigations. His performance was brilliant, as was Ray Winstone's, though I found myself wishing he had a bit more screen time.
The pacing is pretty quick in some places, so it keeps you interested. Sometimes the plot may be a little convoluted, but it makes sense if one pays enough attention.
Also, I should note that there isn't nearly as much action as the trailer makes it seem. There is FAR more drama, though it's still plenty tense.
First movie of 2010 I've seen, and it's off to a great start. "Edge of Darkness" is well worth it, and certainly not the movie its advertising makes it out to be. Go see it, you won't regret it.
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