A History of Violence (2005)

A History of Violence (2005)
  • Time: 96 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Maria Bello, William Hurt


Tom Stall, a humble family man and owner of a popular neighborhood restaurant, lives a quiet but fulfilling existence in the Midwest. One night Tom foils a crime at his place of business and, to his chagrin, is plastered all over the news for his heroics. Following this, mysterious people follow the Stalls’ every move, concerning Tom more than anyone else. As this situation is confronted, more lurks out over where all these occurrences have stemmed from compromising his marriage, family relationship and the main characters’ former relations in the process.

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  • A History of Violence is one of those rare movies that have deep layers of human emotion. I thought this movie would be more violent then it actually is, but all the emotion made the movie seem very real.

    This is about a diner owner, Tom Stall, who becomes a local hero when he take downs two criminals. But when shady people start showing up in Stall’s family life, things start to get intense.

    The acting is very good especially by Ed Harris and William Hurt. They both make effective mobsters. I can’t say anything wrong about Viggo Mortensen or Maria Bello. Those two have incredible chemistry.

    This is not a perfect movie, but it comes very close. However, the ending is possibly the best ending there could be. This is one powerful, dramatic movie. I rate this film 9/10.

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