A Most Violent Year

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  125 min.
Release Date: January 30, 2015 (limited) - January 30, 2015 - Select cities
DVD: April 7, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 2.90
based on 20 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks


Set in 1981, which was statistically New York City's most violent year. Immigrant Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) and his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain) try to expand their business and make their American Dream come true but find it difficult as they're surrounded by rampant violence, decay, and corruption.

Director: J.C. Chandor
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Anna Gerb, Neal Dodson
Screenplay: J.C. Chandor
Official Site: amostviolentyear.com

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  • 2 stars "This whole film is anti-climactic. It reminds me of the old commercial saying "Where's the Beef" You keep waiting for something to happen but it never does. Like the Godfather 3 the Woman is the darkest of the bunch. She alludes to her criminal family. It is a very interesting sub plot that is never developed and therefore a waste even mentioning. It's part of the overall tease of the film that keeps you watching and hoping. The storyline is much like a a stew. It just simmers along for 2 hrs without anything every really interesting happening. It just teases the viewer a few times and then ends. For being the most Violent Year in New York's History the film's title is really an Oxymoron. C"
  • 4 stars "just saw this film as i start watching a most violent year i was ready to be disappointed and never was it a great film and if you love dramas it right up your alley, and i emphasize just don't listen to people low rating comments below giving ridiculous reasons why they didn't like the movie, giving the simple copy out it being slow typical of a person when they except more guns a blazing in a movie, and as well not liking it because of other reasons which is oxy moron in it self of why, and for the love of god don't listen to that and see it for yourself and remember it a drama which in film is the essence of acting check it out and form your own opinion"
  • 4 stars "Forget what the critics say about this movie, just go and see it for yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed this film."