A History of Violence (2005) – His Review November 26, 2006Posted by Jinx in Action, Drama, Movies, Thriller.
Dir. David Cronenberg
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes, William Hurt etc.
The name Cronenberg should mean something to most people. To me he’s “not the weird guy who made Twin Peaks, the other one”. Call me uninvolved, but I’m not really a fan.
A History of Violence is a good start to making me one. It’s intense in it’s stillness, and very much seething with the titular violence. Homely small town diner-owner Tom Stall (Mortensen) takes on the forces of darkness from his own past, while trying to keep his family out of harms way. It’s all written and played very small, with bursts of plot/character development/action. This makes the whole experience come together as one entity, with nothing to detract or disorient.
Acting – superb. Photo – perfect fit. Movie – fantastic. I can’t see any reason not to see this movie, unless you’re a whore of Satan. You’re not a whore of Satan are you?
This is His review, you can read Her review here.