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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: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: A24

A Most Violent Year (2014)

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

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Evocatively shot by "Selma" wizard Bradford Young, A Most Violent Year reflects a world where nothing is held sacred. You watch with nerves clenched, holding on tight. show more

  • As a great New York story, it’s also a great American story about ambition and failure, about the kind of people who make it, the kinds who don’t, and all the things that can go wrong. show more

  • Chandor (“All is Lost”) has made a movie that quietly but ferociously immerses us in a time and place, with atmosphere done in minimal yet evocative strokes. show more

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  • November 16, 2014 Rebecca
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    i loved .A Most Violent Year" if only because i think Oscar Isaac is worth seeing in anything..This actor has the x factor!!!! He is simply the most exciting,charismatic young actor on the scene today..He is like an Omar Sharif and Al pacino wrapped up in one.. with that said i enjoyed the story telling,the pace,the music and time period of this movie..It also stars Jessica Chastain..these two actors together keep your eyes glued to that screen..

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