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Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson), a homicide detective, is used to dealing with hard crime. But his work has never been as difficult or as personal as when he begins to investigate the death of his daughter (Bojana Novakovic).

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence and language.

Why is Edge of Darkness rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Edge of Darkness is rated R for for strong bloody violence and language.

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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Ferquent disturbing scenes and gory images, including a detailed depiction of corpses.

- Scenes depicting fighting, beatings and shootings.

- Portrayal of an automobile accident.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual references.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Frequent use of coarse language, scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

Edge of Darkness
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A