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A History of Violence - Review (Spoiler Free)

Violence simmers under the surface here, constantly threatening to explode

David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence is first and foremost a film about violence itself.  The plot here isn’t complicated; in many respects it’s secondary to the characters and the film’s discussion on violence as a means to an end, as a way of life, as a necessity. 292 more words


Review: A History of Violence (2005)

 “In this family, we do not solve our problems by hitting people!”

David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” (2005) provides a great example of how physical conflict should be incorporated into a movie: not as the emphasis of a scene but as a reaction/payoff to it. 200 more words