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A History of Violence (2005)

A History of Violence
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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

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John Wagner John Wagner
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Vince Locke Vince Locke
(graphic novel)


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A very good movie

4 years, 3 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

7 years, 6 months ago at Dec 27 0:36
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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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4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 1 11:56
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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
Tags: Drama (48), Thriller (35), Crime (33), Action (27), 2005 (25), Revenge (21), 2000s (18), Violence (17), Mafia (14), Sex (12), Usa (12), Blood (11), Gangster (11), Deceit (9), Shot To Death (7), Small Town (7), Rough Sex (6), (6), Mobster (5), Gun (5)
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