The two new movies out this weekend are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum, revenge thriller Edge of Darkness and romantic comedy When in Rome.
Edge of Darkness
Starring: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Plot: Boston detective Thomas Craven investigates his daughter’s murder and starts to realize she might have been part of some sort of conspiracy.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 56%
Critic Consensus: “For better and for worse, Edge of Darkness offers vintage Mel Gibson, working within the familiar framework of a bloody revenge thriller.”
When in Rome
Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Will Arnett, Dax Shepard
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Plot: At her sister’s wedding in Rome, New Yorker Beth steals some coins from the Fontana D’Amore and upon returning home finds several men vying for her attention.
RT Freshness: 20%
Critic Consensus: N/A