Victoria Jelinek


Edge of Darkness
April 9, 2010, 12:34 pm
Filed under: Published film reviews

When the daughter of veteran Boston detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) is killed in front of him, police assume he was the target. But Craven begins to suspect it’s to do with the ‘dodgy’ businessman she was working for.

Craven is “damaged goods,” attacked by inner demons and haunted by grief — literally, as he hears the voice of his late daughter and imagines her there, as a little girl, during his exploration of her killing.

The original story is by the late Troy Kennedy Martin, fuelled by his frustration at a Thatcherite Britain in thrall to American interests. This film, directed by Martin Campbell (Golden Eye, Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro) is similarly suspicious of government and big business.

Mel Gibson’s excellent comeback performance is worth seeing – the Lethal Weapon hasn’t lost it. (Cert 15)

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