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A History of Violence Reviews

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 14, 2009
...filled with riveting performances and enough thought and action to keep most audiences intrigued. (Blu-ray Edition)
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
December 23, 2008
As a startling wake-up call to our desensitization of violent imagery, masked in the guise of a superficial, standard-fare gangster tome, A History of Violence has already earned an assured place in the annals of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Grim Ringler
September 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
July 16, 2008
Complex examination of violence. Definitely not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
June 22, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 8, 2007
It's that personal courage to question the way things are, that elevates this film way above even its impressive enough status as an exceedingly effective thriller.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
April 21, 2007
Clearly, David Cronenberg takes DVD content seriously, and viewers are the beneficiaries of this.
| Original Score: 86/100
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
February 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News
July 21, 2006
It delivers the entertainment of a well-made thriller, but reaches for and achieves more, primarily through the editing, using the film as a reflection upon the violent undercurrent of American society, and human nature, without spoiling the rhythm.
Casimir Harlow
July 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

May 6, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6

May 6, 2006
| Original Score: 6/7
Brian Oliver
Movieman's Guide to the Movies
March 25, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Empire Magazine
March 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

March 15, 2006
| Original Score: 4/4
March 15, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
March 8, 2006
New Line's Platinum Series once again delivers the goodies. Packed with extras, this disc won't disappoint.
Mike Pinsky
DVD Verdict
January 1, 2006
Emotionally wrenching, tautly directed, and philosophically rich -- was there any doubt Cronenberg would nail this one?
Full Review | Original Score: 99/100
Adam Tyner
September 23, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5