Review: A History of Violence

Widely praised by the critics (maybe just because it’s David Cronenberg ?), I can only see half why. A long setup to establish the main characters usually promises something good to follow. But here, in the end, it feels kind of empty. While the acting is good, and shot with a suggestive feeling (thereby letting the viewer decide what’s really going on), the story takes on pretty normal turns and twist. Mix in a few horror inspired visuals for shock value, and minimise the importance of the psychological influences, and you have yourself a pretty standard movie. It’s still better than most of the current Hollywood flicks though.7+.

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