A History Of Violence

A bitter meditation on violence adapted from John Wagner and Vince Locke's 1997 graphic novel, this chilly thriller may be Canadian director David Cronenberg's least personal and most mainstream film. The age-old question at its core — can a leopard change his spots and, if so, is the newly striped leopard still a leopard? — is parsed with dispassionate...read more

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A History of Violence
An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father (Viggo Mortensen) commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
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02:32 — A man's violent past comes back haunt him, and threatens to destroy the quiet new life of him and his family.

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Tue Oct 24 10:45am
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A small-town family man's idyllic existence is shattered after he kills two men who attempt to rob his diner.

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Wed Oct 25 1:30am
A History of Violence IFC

A small-town family man's idyllic existence is shattered after he kills two men who attempt to rob his diner.

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A History of Violence IFC

A small-town family man's idyllic existence is shattered after he kills two men who attempt to rob his diner.

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  • Released: 2005
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A bitter meditation on violence adapted from John Wagner and Vince Locke's 1997 graphic novel, this chilly thriller may be Canadian director David Cronenberg's least personal and most mainstream film. The age-old question at its core — can a leopard change… (more)

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