A Most Violent Year Reviews

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September 19, 2019
As excellent as Chastain is in a role that finally gives her something to chew on, the film belongs to Isaac's suave, mostly well-intentioned businessman.
August 8, 2019
J.C Chandor controls the screen with his gripping atmosphere that keeps you guessing.
July 16, 2019
All the elements you want from a movie called A Most Violent Year are present, but not in the genre-fulfilling forms you may hope to be sated by.
June 5, 2019
carefully calculated but struggles under its weighty self-importance
May 17, 2019
Simmering with drama, A Most Violent Year is one of the best films yet from Isaac or Chandor, and that's saying something.
April 17, 2019
Chandor's screenplay is taut and understated, complemented by superb acting, and creates an immersive experience of time and place.
April 4, 2019
The scintillating A Most Violent Year highlights what has been the through-line of Chandor's terrific career to date; the struggle to survive.
December 31, 2018
Atmospheric and intense, consider this a sort of anti-Goodfellas, but something Martin Scorsese would value wholeheartedly.
October 10, 2018
Though this classily directed and compellingly acted film won't be everyone's cup of tea, what it's trying to communicate about success ... is definitely worth thinking about.
August 28, 2018
The direction is strong, the acting solid, and the cinematography crisp.
August 22, 2018
Like Al Pacino before him, [Oscar Isaac's] silent reserve is truly frightening.
January 12, 2018
The New York of that era leaves its mark on the screen. There is a lot to learn from the ruins. [Full review in Spanish]
January 12, 2018
A Most Violent Year avoids the biggest pitfall in its path: it does not try to offer us the story of a capitalist with integrity.
January 3, 2018
Oscar Isaac cements his growing reputation as a major actor with a mesmerising lead performance.
October 17, 2017
I may be wrong, but my feeling is that I won't be able to say I have properly seen this film until I can see it on the big screen.
September 12, 2017
A Most Violent Year is uneven in pace and tone, as events threaten to erupt and then simmer down again, but despite its flaws, it lingers in the mind.
August 24, 2017
A Most Violent Year might disappoint some viewers by stoking unfair expectations.
June 28, 2017
Casting Isaac... is Chandor's masterstroke. This is a star-making performance: self-assured and light on its feet. In a fairer world, Abel Morales would be sharing espresso and a cannolli with Michael Corleone.
February 28, 2017
An anti-gangster flick set in 1981, one of the most crime-ridden years on record in New York.
February 24, 2017
A Most Violent Year is a fascinating, intense, character-driven drama, which not only transports you to the state of mind of NYC in the 1980's, but will also show you just how entertaining simplicity can be.
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