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A History of Violence (2005)

A History of Violence
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(1240 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, 5 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

5 years, 8 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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2 years, 9 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 (32), Action (27), 2005 (25), Revenge (21), Violence (18), 2000s (18), Mafia (14), Usa (12), Blood (11), Sex (11), Gangster (10), Deceit (9), Small Town (7), Shot To Death (7), Rough Sex (6), (6), Gun (5), Diner (5)
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“A history of violence was the first movie ever that i realized that a one and a half hour movie can be painfully long.

i was completely shocked by the overall terrible performances, even from Viggo Mortensen and i was shocked again when i knew that William Hurt was nominated for an academy award for his terrible awkward performance, and what made it worst is the directing.

Yes the directing was terrible coming from the director of Eastern promises. from the first 5 minutes i realized that the movie was slow, and i was kinda hoping for it to be like a cool directorial thingy, but it's not, it kept going like this making the movie painful to watch.

I've just seen Eastern promises and i really liked it, Viggo Mortensen character was dark and the story had depth, ” read more

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