Mel Gibson is back on the conspiracy trail in Edge of Darkness
, a slow-burn police detective thriller that favors a gradual descent into the world of corporate collusion over fist-pumping action. And although this compact reworking of the award-winning BBC series is never quite as tightly wound or intriguing as, say, State of Play
(another recent BBC series-turned-film), it still manages to be a satisfying, if slightly middling, mystery punctuated with a few genuinely memorable performances.
Her life taken in the blink of an eye, Emma Craven (Bojana Novakovic) dies in her father’s arms. Some dads might become consumed by their grief, but Bosto...