• A Most Violent Year (2014)

A Most Violent Year

Release Date: December 31st, 2014

DVD Release Date: April 7th, 2015

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

In 1981 New York, a fuel supplier (Oscar Isaac) tries to adhere to his own moral compass amid the rampant violence, corruption and decay that threaten his family and his business.

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

Director: J.C. Chandor

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Washingston Square Films, Old Bull Pictures, Before the Door

Keywords: 1980s, Suspenseful, New York City, Rise, Tense, Fall, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A tough-minded, bracingly blunt look at the sometimes debilitating cost of doing business that casts an unblinking eye on the physical, emotional and moral bottom line. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 91
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    The pacing, the performances (Albert Brooks is a stand-out as Abel's lawyer), and every facet of the production serves the story and the film's larger ideas. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture