The Violent Kind (2008)





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In the tradition of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch comes The Violent Kind, a chilling psychological thriller tracing the mental descent of an Iraq War veteran whose desperate attempt to reunite with his young wife and veteran father yields horrifying consequences. Terry Malloy (Kirk Harris) is a US Marine who has just served three tours of duty in Iraq. But life back home isn't anything like life on the battlefield, and upon returning home, Terry invites his wife and father to the family cabin … More

Rating: R (for strong bloody sadistic violence, sexual content, language throughout, and some graphic nudity)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Geoffrey Pepos
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On DVD: Dec 23, 2008
Image Entertainment


as Terry Malloy

as George Malloy

as Jesika Malloy

as Martina

as Chuck

as Derick
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Director Geoffrey Pepos wants to show that posttraumatic stress causes combat veterans to destroy themselves and the people they love, but he has little interest in unpacking his characters' war experiences beyond cliches.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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