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A History of Violence Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

A fascinating exercise in cinematic restraint resulting in a captivating, not to be missed film.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 8/10

October 4, 2013
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The less you know about this movie before seeing it -- and you really should see it -- the better.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

April 15, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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Cronenberg's direction, mirroring the split in Tom, is alternately measured and frighteningly explosive, and, as always, he gives the movie a nasty underlay of sexual perversity.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 15, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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This peculiarly predictable picture has been calculated, or miscalculated, to set up certain expectations, fulfill them, and then do the same thing again, thereby giving us a chance to see what's coming and, at least in theory, be shocked.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 15, 2013
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

With A History Of Violence, Cronenberg uses the pulp gangster genre - as opposed to, say, sci-fi horror -- to draw us into a dialogue on our relationship as voyeurs to violence, both real and cinematic.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2012
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Without conceding any of his iconoclastic vision, Cronenberg has turned a genre film with classic Western overtones into a gripping psychological drama that examines the duality of man and his infatuation with the art of violence.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: A-

April 20, 2011
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

While it weakens in its final stretch...A History of Violence succeeds enormously thanks to the strength of its direction and performances.

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 16, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A truly entertaining and engrossing study of violence, family, and our pasts eventually coming back to haunt us...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 23, 2010

The violence that enters the characters' perfect domestic existence is permanent, and each act reveals truths about the people who use it and the audience who enjoys it.

Full Review Source: AskMen.com | Original Score: 83/100

June 7, 2010
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Impeccable formal control to match audacity is mandatory, and Cronenberg provides it

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The movie begins slowly, methodically, and builds increasingly toward a devastating climax.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

February 14, 2009
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

It's one of the better dramas of the year so far -- even if at times it feels like an artistic genius is painting by numbers.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The tension builds in a slow boil, then ignites furiously when we're not quite ready for it.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 17, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Mr. Mortensen and the sparse, intelligent script hold it together.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

The master is back, with this remarkably accessible tale of anger and revenge.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Shows its stuff as both suspenseful, eloquent storytelling, while giving rise to larger cultural questions connected to the entrenched institutionalization of aggression as a major means of problem solving in this country.

Full Review Source: WBAI Web Radio

February 8, 2007
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

A History of Violence develops with the singleness of purpose, and the rigor, of a mathematical demonstration, one that begins with a commonly accepted truth and ends with brains spattered across the floor.

Full Review Source: The Nation

November 11, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2006
Richard Falcon
Sight and Sound

Cronenberg's masterful, intelligent and gripping meta-thriller leaves us pondering about our enduringly perverse desire for alternative realities, in which surrogate violent alter egos run righteously and preposterously amok.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

September 28, 2006
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
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A remarkably convincing examination of heroism, hero worship, and the seductive allure of villainy.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 12, 2006
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