Edge of Darkness
starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts, David Aaron Baker, Jay O. Sanders and Denis O’Hare
screenplay by William Monohan and Andrew Bovell
directed by Martin Campbell
Edge of Darkness is based on the original television series written by Troy Kennedy martin (1932-2009) and is dedicated to
This is the first Mel Gibson movie I’ve seen in a long time. As soon as I saw him I thought, “Holy cow! Did he ever get old.” Or, maybe I said it out loud, I forget. But age not withstanding, Gibson is a great performer.
Boston police detective Craven’s 24-year-old daughter, Emma, is gunned down and murdered on his own doorstep. The investigators’ first notion is that Detective Craven was the target of a grudge form an old case. But I knew immediately that the daughter was the target based on some secret thing she was involved in. I was right.
The film is very dark, and there is a lot of rain, sort of like The X-Files, or Mimic.