“Edge of Darkness” received positive to mixed reviews, with very few negative receptions from movie critics. The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today both praised Mel Gibson’s performance in the film. USA Today explained it’s one of Mel Gibson’s best works and the film is a well-crafted thriller.
The New York Times reviewed the movie as being well executed, but somewhat repetitive from other crime film stories. Brian Lowry from Variety also felt the story lacked some of its edge, but praised the production of the film.
“Edge of Darkness” is a British-American thriller film directed by Martin Campbell. In 2010, the film was released in theaters worldwide and opened at number two its first weekend at the box office. The movie grossed over $43 million in the United States and Canada, and over $37 million in other countries. The film features Mel Gibson in his first lead role since his appearance in the film “Signs” in 2002.
The film’s plot focuses on Thomas Craven, a single father and veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department. One day his 24-year-old daughter is murdered on the steps of his home, leaving everyone to assume he was the target. Craven soon finds out about his daughter’s secret life and begins an investigation to find her murderer.