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A Most Violent Year

R| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary

Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history -- A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Cast: Oscar Isaac , Jessica Chastain , David Oyelowo , Alessandro Nivola , Albert Brooks , Elyes Gabel , Catalina Sandino Moreno , Peter Gerety

Director: J.C. Chandor

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: A24

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Release Date: December 31st, 2014|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • April 09, 2015 Michael Cochrane
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    Just have to say, The Most violent year must have been before or after the year this movie was made because I've seen more violence in the toy story animated movies than in this one..... This movie is more about the integrity of a business owner than violence.....

  • February 06, 2015 mikesmutt
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    this movie deteriorated from the midway point on---the story just lost steam and got ridiculous---so disappointing since the 1st half was really good---also the pacing of the movie was too slow--- grade C

  • February 02, 2015 stealth131
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    Extremely slow and boring.

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