A Most Violent Year Poster

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

Distributors: A24

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  • 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

  • Gritty, suspenseful and almost poetic in its depiction of an unforgiving town, A Most Violent Year is just shy of being great. show more

  • 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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