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A History of Violence (2005)

A History of Violence
7.2 Rating
(1274 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Tom Stall
Maria Bello

Maria Bello

Edie Stall
Ed Harris

Ed Harris

Carl Fogarty
William Hurt

William Hurt

Richie Cusack
Ashton Holmes

Ashton Holmes

Jack Stall
Peter MacNeill

Peter MacNeill

Sheriff Sam Carney
Greg Bryk

Greg Bryk

Billy


Written by (View all)
John Wagner

John Wagner

(graphic novel) and
Vince Locke

Vince Locke

(graphic novel)


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A very good movie

2 years, 11 months ago at Mar 12 22:19
6 votes
This movie marked the 1st collaboration between David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen and since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I thought I should eventually check it out. First of all, even though I thought the story was intriguing enough, I enjoyed above all the directing and the acting. Back in the 80's, Cronenberg started with some rather sleezy horror movies which became eventuall... read more

Cronenberg + Mortensen = Disappointment

6 years, 2 months ago at Dec 27 0:36
4 votes
I always give David Cronenberg the benefit of the doubt thanks to his 1986 sci-fi masterpiece The Fly, but with that benefit comes a certain degree of expectation that he will deliver a great film. Coupled with Viggo Mortensen - an actor you can generally expect a decent performance from - you have a duo that can't really fail to deliver an entertaining film. At least that's what I thought.
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3 years, 3 months ago at Dec 1 11:56
4 votes
A History Of Violence is like Mount Olympus. Instead of Gods gathering to argue, we have bad-asses pointing guns at each other. In this case we have Ed Harris (Fogarty) in the first half and William Hurt (Richie) in the ending with Viggo Mortensen (Joey/Tom) acting as the bridge. The latter is the younger brother of Richie and the enemy of Fogarty in this helluva movie about a once killer, Joey, w... read more
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A mild mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to their very core.
Release date: 30 September 2005
Drama (49), Thriller (35), Crime (33), Action (27), 2005 (25), Revenge (21), 2000s (18), Violence (18), Mafia (14), Usa (12), Blood (11), Sex (11), Gangster (10), Deceit (9), Shot To Death (7), Small Town (7), (6), Rough Sex (6), Attempted Murder (5), Murder (5)
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Extremely Overrated.

“A history of violence is the movie where i learned that one and a half hour movie can be painfully long, i was so pumped and existed to see it, because i just watched 'Eastern Promises' and i thought it was very good, and this movie had the same director and the same Viggo Mortensen, but they weren't actually the same, the movie was very, very slow, and i hoped that it would be at least stylist while slow, not slow for the sake of being slow, but i was wrong, it kept going like this making the movie impossible to watch.

With all this critical acclaim and the recommendations, i hoped to see one good quality about this movie, but i couldn't, the performances were absolutely terrible, the characters were unexplained, the story was weak, and what kinda name is Joey? when he was a bad” read more

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" One Sentence Review : David Cronenberg's History of Violence is a hard movie to leave your mind. May it be for the strong violence, for the comic book environment, or maybe because it's a wonderful film. This is easily the best thriller of the year, with Oscar deserving performances (especially Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) and a perfect timing. The story is marvelous and all scenes are memorable. Director: David Cronenberg Writers: John Wagner (graphic novel), Vince Locke (graphic nove"


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"This film is a rather good presentation of the repercussions that result from a single family man's act of violence. Though the film does a decent job at showing the hidden dark core of its associating characters, I did feel that its uneven pacing resulted in a loss of bite, making it not as impacting as it potentially could have been. Nonetheless, A History of Violence is quite an effective - sometimes surreal - watch, emitting Cronenberg's directorial prowess at its peak. "


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