A History of ViolenceClosed Captioning
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An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father (Viggo Mortensen) commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 207
- Fresh: 180
- Rotten: 27
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The less you know about this movie before seeing it -- and you really should see it -- the better.
Fresh: Cronenberg's direction, mirroring the split in Tom, is alternately measured and frighteningly explosive, and, as always, he gives the movie a nasty underlay of sexual perversity.
Fresh: A remarkably convincing examination of heroism, hero worship, and the seductive allure of villainy.
Fresh: This peculiarly predictable picture has been calculated, or miscalculated, to set up certain expectations, fulfill them, and then do the same thing again, thereby giving us a chance to see what's coming and, at least in theory, be shocked.
Cronenberg at his best.
This is an excellent film. If you enjoy this I'd also check out Eastern Promises.
One of the best of 2005
It says "Action and Adventure" but that's too limiting. Fantastically acted and directed with a great script, this film is not for the small minded. In addition it has two, yes TWO, of the best on screen sex scenes.
Viggo pours his heart and soul into the role. Great supporting cast and plot and you have yourself a great film. Do not stop to think before buying.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2005
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