Parent reviews for Edge of Darkness

Common Sense says

Violent, convoluted conspiracy thriller isn't for families.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 7 reviews
Adult Written byMovieMan26 October 11, 2010

Grim thriller too violent and intense for kids

This is a very violent, very dark, yet well-made thriller. My only problem with it as it didn't seem epic enough for Mel Gibson's comeback. Parents: This is a very violent and dark movie with shocking, sudden acts of very bloody violence. This is no happy tale. There's also language. Bottom Line: In the end, you don't really feel satisfied, or that happy, but you may be able to think back and appreciate some really well shot scenes. Thanks for reading! - Movie Man

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Adult Written byacary September 18, 2010

Great movie for adults, not a good movie for kids!!!

Not for kids 17 or younger. A very good adult movie. Mel Gibson does a great job and I was interested all the way till the very end. Strong language, violent, and has both postive and negative messages.

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Adult Written byPeguin July 7, 2010

Good in a "Silkwood" sort of way

I guess it depends on what message you mean when you rate this positive or negative. A law enforcement officer going vigilante to avenge the death of his daughter... not a good message. Standing up for what you believe in, no matter what, even if it seems hopeless that you will win... good message. I was pleased with the ending, but won't give it away. Yes, it was quite violent. But it was good in a "Silkwood" sort of way. If your teen is interested in activism, watch it with them.

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Adult Written by4Spice June 28, 2010

ok movie

no kids a good one time movie intense violence and strong language 15 and over

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Adult Written byjoshua martinez May 17, 2010

not for kids.

edge of darkness is a thriller movie only for adults and parents you need to know that this movie is so disturbing and too much for your kids the violence is so intense that they even show mel gibson daughter emma being shot with a shotgun at close range they even show dead bodies floating in the water in the beginning of the movie and also show disturbing photographs of still more dead bodies and a girl run over by a car with strong force that she is sent flying across the street characters use constant strong language throughout the movie some characters drink wine and a six-pack of beer.

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Adult Written byHOPZING February 4, 2010
Kids below 17 can't watch the movie.

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