Thomas Craven, a single father, has been a Boston homicide detective for many years. His 24-year-old daughter Emma, his only child, is killed on the front steps of his home. At first it appears that Craven was the intended target. He soon uncovers evidence that leads him to think differently, and decides to pursue the information at all costs. He learns his daughter led a secret life that led to her murder. He quickly finds himself confronted with a shadowy world of corporate collusion with government-sanctioned murder. In the process he collides with a secret government operative, Darius Jedburgh, whose job is to clean up and hide any remaining evidence. Craven’s singleness of purpose in finding answers about Emma’s death becomes a transforming experience that changes his life.
This movie was okay but nothing great. I’m not even sure why they even called this movie Edge of Darkness. I’m guessing because the death of his daughter pushed him over the edge and vengence is basically considered as darkness. It’s the only thing I can imagine. There were only a few good action scenes, in this movie, as well. About 2 or 3 of those scenes made the film worth watching until the end. I thought there was more talking through the movie than anything else.
I thought Mel Gibson played his part well. If I was in his shoes and my daughter was killed, then I would have done the samething as he did. So, you could probably relate to his character.
If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s worth watching once but that’s about it. It’s probably not worth buying but that’s just my opinion, though.
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