A History of ViolenceHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father (Viggo Mortensen) commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 209
- Fresh: 182
- Rotten: 27
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
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: 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.
Fresh: Cronenberg isn't engaging in parody or irony. Nor is he nihilistically pandering to our worst impulses: the filmmaking is too measured and too intelligent. He implicitly respects us and our responses, even when those responses are silly or disturbing.
Should I Watch?
I heard it was decent, but I'm not sure. Click yes if I should watch it, no if I shouldn't.
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.
AHOV Is Fantastic
Have seen it 4 times, excellent cast, acting, plot and dialogue.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2005
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