history of violence
I'm thinking of writing Karina, Ebert, and Roeper and asking for my money back on this one. It wasn't horrible or even necessarily a bad film, but it fell far short of the buzz and praise that had built up from the time it first started receiving reviews and my viewing of it last night. Perhaps the long litany of bad films over the summer months has fooled everyone else into thinking this movie to be starkly original. A History of Violence is a familiar story: a man with a dangerous past he thought he had successfully escaped has that past intrude on his current life through a bit of happenstance.