The End of Violence (1997)



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Movie Info

The ways in which violence touches the interconnected lives of a diverse group of Angelenos provides the basis of Wim Wenders meditation on Los Angeles, an outwardly laid back place where brutality is subtly celebrated and even promoted.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama , Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Wim Wenders, Nicholas Klein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 28, 2000

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Critic Reviews for The End of Violence

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12)

A longwinded exercise in pretentious confusion.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Skip the movie but buy the CD.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

This goes on for two hours and two minutes. When I staggered out of the theater, I asked if Clinton was still president.

January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

A meandering mess, a plodding dud.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Offers viewers opportunities to ponder a variety of diverse subjects, but its overall entertainment value is less than one might hope for.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

A muddled, sentimental Euro-American hash, redeemed here and there from its fatal purposelessness by a few moments that remind us we're in the presence of a genuine cinematic visionary.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The End of Violence


Everyone makes mistakes. Wenders, a brilliant film director, made a huge one with The End of Violence. Convoluted nonsense, I'm sure it looked great on paper but the reality is that this is an awful film. Oops!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Adventures in paranoia.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Interesting Wenders film that really defied my expectations. A great character piece and drama.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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