Edge of Darkness Critic Reviews
It's been eight years since Mel Gibson has played a lead role, and it looks like he's aged about twice that much since starring in 2002's Signs. Was it worth the wait? So far, this is a highly polarizing pic.
"An intense Mel Gibson performance anchors this brutally effective crime thriller."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Onscreen much of the time, thicker and more creased than you remember, he [Gibson] can make this rather unshapely movie seem taut."
— Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"In terms of consistent visceral thrills, Taken this isn't — despite [director] Campbell's demonstrable flair for shooting action."
— Brian Lowry, Variety
"...a tonally stilted procedural with an inappropriately impassive air, given the hero's quest to avenge a beloved daughter shotgunned to pieces in his presence."
— Ryan Stewart, Slant Magazine
"For obvious reasons ... Mel Gibson desperately needs a good movie. His fans need to see him in one. I am sorry to report that Edge of Darkness is not it."
— Rex Reed, New York Observer