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A History of Violence
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A History of Violence 2005


A thriller from director David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence" stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of some mobsters who believe he is someone else. (read more)

Release Date:September 23rd, 2005
Running Time:96 minutes
Box Office Gross: $31,504,633 (US)
$58,486,946 (World)
Directed By:
David CronenbergDavid Cronenberg
Written By:
Josh OlsonJosh Olson
Starring:
Viggo MortensenViggo Mortensen
Ed HarrisEd Harris
Maria BelloMaria Bello
William HurtWilliam Hurt
No image existsPeter MacNeill
No image existsStephen McHattie
No image existsKyle Schmid
No image existsGerry Quigley
No image existsAidan Devine
No image existsBill MacDonald
No image existsAshton Holmes
No image existsGreg Bryk
No image existsDeborah Drakeford
No image existsHeidi Hayes

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A History of Violence Movie Review by BillyBob (8/9/2009)

Meet Tom and Edie Stall - After (at least) 16 years of marriage, and their sex-life is still just so fresh and exciting. Yeah. Having violent, rape-like sex on the hard, wooden stairs inside of their 'Dream Home' is, of course, the best sex of all.

Ho-Hum.

I found that A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (AHOV) played out just like a...

(complete A History of Violence review by BillyBob)


A History of Violence Movie Review by Chris (9/11/2008)

In Millowbrook, Indiana, the mild Tom Stall owns a bar and has a calm life with his beloved wife Edie, his teen-aged son Jack, and his little daughter Sarah. His life turns upside-down when her kills two cold-blooded killers in his bar to protect his waitress, becoming a local hero and being shown in the front page of the...

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A History of Violence Movie Review by Filmkiller (3/20/2008)

There are times when you hear a song that so expresses what you are feeling at this moment (or perhaps felt at one time) that you feel connected to the world more so than you normally do. Movies can sometime do the same thing, or perhaps a character or situation. And sometimes a movie makes a point that you often try to...

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A History of Violence Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/14/2007)

I've watched A History of Violence more than once. Twice by itself and once with the commentary. I wanted to watch it again, as it has captured my imagination like few movies. Watching Viggo Mortensen change back and forth from Tom to Joey was amazing. The subtle changes in his face as he changed roles is a tribute to his...

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A History of Violence Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/5/2007)

David Cronenberg is one the most devisive directors on the planet. Either you destest his work or you love it. Coming up from interesting horror ('Scanners', 'The Fly') to more recent triumphs (1996's 'Crash', 2002's 'Spider'), this is by far his best film yet.

It follows a family man (Viggo Mortensen, shedding the...

(complete A History of Violence review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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