A History Of Violence

I’ve never been a big David Cronenberg fan, but I liked A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, though it could have been so much better. It’s a shame the mobsters were played, costumed and directed,  so cartoonishly over-the-top…had they been as realistic and controlled as the rest of the characters (and performances), this movie really could have soared.

1 thought on “A History Of Violence”

  1. Since it was based on a comic book, I think it did what it needed to do. The bad guys may have been a bit over the top, but the performances of Ed Harris and William Hurt were so wonderful that it didn’t matter.
    My only objection to the movie was the no-don’t-rape-me/yes-please-rape me scene on the staircase. A ridiculous cliche that perpetuates a dangerous myth.


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