A Most Violent Year

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A Most Violent Year
Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, an immigrant and his family try to expand their business and capitalise on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

124 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Things are going to get rough...
Things are going to get rough...

Credits

Cast
Oscar Isaac, Elyes Gabel, Jessica Chastain, Lorna Pruce, Christopher Abbott, Matthew Maher, Albert Brooks
Director
J.C. Chandor
ScreenplayJ.C. Chandor
MusicAlex Ebert
CinematographyBradford Young
EditingRon Patane
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2014
Produced byBefore The Door Pictures, Washington Square Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Old Bull Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, thriller
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolencePsychological, physical, realistic, moderate to strong, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNonne
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconClean business is a dirty game.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconEen goie man, midaadgenre op sy kop gedraai.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconThe cost of business.
15
Metacritic.com
44 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
181 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconGritty, gripping, and weighted with thought-provoking heft, A Most Violent Year represents another strong entry in writer-director J.C. Chandor's impressive filmography.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMoody, violent thriller doesn't quite sustain its promise.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
116 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
221944 users
13
Internet
23849 Netizens quote iconA most excellent movie to end the year.
14

Average .. 71%

14

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