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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 (United Kingdom), 31 January 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,214,384, 31 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,313,890

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$82,812,456
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Until Dragged Across Concrete (2018), this was the only time that Mel Gibson played a cop outside of the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon franchises. See more »

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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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Bill Whitehouse: It isn't what it is, Tommy. It is never what it is. It is what it can be made to look like.
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Say My Name
(Oksana Grigorieva (as Grigorieva) / Mel Gibson (as Gibson))
Performed by Oksana Grigorieva
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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 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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