• In a Valley of Violence (2016)

In a Valley of Violence

Release Date: October 21st, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 27th, 2016

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

A mysterious drifter (Ethan Hawke) and his dog journey toward Mexico through the barren desert of the Old West. Hoping to shorten their trip, they cut through a large valley, landing in the forgotten town of Denton -- a place now known as a valley of violence. The once-popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a group of misfits and nitwits, including the seemingly untouchable Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town's difficult marshal.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, Toby Huss, Tommy Nohilly, Larry Fessenden

Director: Ti West

Genres: Western

Production Co: Glass Eye Pix, Blumhouse Productions, Focus Features

Keywords: Brash, Wife, Sacrifice, Brooding, Intense, Son, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Ti West's In a Valley of Violence plays like a grim, Eastwood-style genre revival before some conspicuous Tarantino-influenced humor infects its climactic showdown. show more

  • 88
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    The film communicates a sporadic sense of violation—of pastiche unpredictably giving way to a raw and primordially intimate emotional realm. show more

  • 68
    Sam FragosoTheWrap

    Ultimately, In a Valley of Violence thrives is in its final 20 minutes. In one of the more impressive sudden upticks in quality by a film in 2016, West seems to finally figure out what kind of a movie he wanted to make: a comedy. The concluding combat sequences are occupied by physical and witty gags. show more

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