Edge Of Darkness

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One Sentence: My girlfriend had a panic attack because of this movie. 

Rated: R

Running Time: 117 Minutes

Release Date: 29-Jan-2010

Nudity: None

Mel Gibson is back after his assault on the Jews to avenge his murdered daughter in Edge Of Darkness.  What we find is a twisty, weak story led by an aging angry old man that never ends up being very good.  The movie is one of those movies that ends up being about more than you can see originally, and while those movies can end up being very interesting, I don't think Edge Of Darkness succeeds at being very interesting at all.  It attempts at being something that the audience would really get into, it just fails almost completely. 

Mel Gibson's performance is ok, but it is hard to get past his recent statements, and it is hard to look at him otherwise.  The performances of everyone else doesn't really make for an amazing supporting cast as well.  I also had quite a few scenes where I had a hard time understanding people talking to each other, accents and mumbling just made it hard to figure out what was going on, in some crucial scenes.  

Overall I am pretty meh on Edge Of Darkness, the girlfriend liked it more than me, and the panic attack really didn't have too much to do with the quality of the movie, and more with some of the content.  I guess you could rent this, for a mediocre action drama, but don't go out of your way to catch Mel's return to the movies.  

3 Stars 



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