A History Of Violence
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Complex examination of violence; not for kids.
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Fresh: Mr. Cronenberg has imbued his narrative with a style of personal conviction that is found in only the greatest auteurs.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Fresh: It's rare to find a filmmaker who can deliver such a message and keep us riveted every minute of screen time. But Cronenberg manages it, making A History of Violence one of his best, and most realistic, films ever.
- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, Thursday, September 29, 2005
Fresh: In A History of Violence, director David Cronenberg's delirious wow of a movie about violence and sex and the American dream, cinema regains all its original power to shock and surprise.
- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, September 29, 2005
I think this is a really good movie. Sure, it got way too much praise and is over analyzed, but that doesn't take away from it being good. Ed Harris totally dominates the movie as being a completely creepy villain, reminding me of a 70s henchman. Viggo Mortensen is good too, much of the movie is him playing a double life. While this doesn't have the composition and style that some of David Cronenberg's earlier work does, it gets the job done fine.
- ythelastman89, Friday, August 27, 2010
a really amazing, thrilling movie. sn instant classic. i loved it. A-
- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Considering I'm a big David Cronenberg fan, I was surprised that this film was pretty bad. This is the second Cronenberg film that I hated, the first being 1996's Crash. The story had potential, but after a while the film gets tiring and not that interesting. The cast is good, but the film just doesn't work for me. I give this one star for Viggo Mortissen and William Hurt's performances.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, July 15, 2010