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A History of Violence (2005)

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Starring (View all)
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

10 years, 6 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

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10 years, 10 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

Necessary Violence

15 years, 10 months ago at Nov 23 21:15
2 votes
I really appreciated Viggo Mortensen's 180 role reversal when violence released the dark side of his past. But as his relationship with Maria Bello changed I didn't expect nor accept the forgiveness of his new family.
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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 (47), Thriller (36), Crime (32), 2005 (27), Action (26), Revenge (19), 2000s (18), Violence (15), Mafia (13), Usa (11), Gangster (11), Blood (10), Deceit (8), Small Town (7), Shot To Death (6), (6), Murder (5), Gay Slur (5)
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“David Cronenberg fascinates me, and his directing style and films are quite unique. Unique in how they really get under one's skin, explore complex and difficult themes not explored an awful lot by other directors without any sugar-coating or excessiveness and how many of them disturb and makes one feel uncomfortable. Films of his have shown some dark wit and have found myself connecting emotionally to others, primary examples being my favourites of his 'The Fly' and 'Dead Ringers'. His films are much more than horror.

As is evident with 2005's 'A History of Violence', which is as long away from horror as one can get. Instead a mix of thriller and drama, which for Cronenberg back then was pretty much completely different. As were the themes, those of violence and identity, explor” read more

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