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 on Montana. There, the past collides with the present as the family's dark past is dragged screaming into the daylight, and a trained killer learns that there is truly no going back.
Rating:
R (for strong bloody sadistic violence, sexual content, language throughout, and some graphic nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Image Entertainment

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Cast

Kirk Harris
as Terry Malloy
John Savage
as George Malloy
Irina Björklund
as Jesika Malloy
Sandra Vidal
as Martina
Jack Rubio
as Todd
Tony Longo
as Chuck
Aaron Roos
as Derick
Julian Lee
as Sakai
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Critic Reviews for The Violent Kind

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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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Audience Reviews for The Violent Kind

You know this film really did nothing for me, as I really didn't understand what it was trying to accomplish, so thumbs down for that.

Jesse Ortega
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