Monday, June 6, 2016

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Director: J.C. Chandor

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks

A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

This movie played out more like an adult TV movie. It was pretty dry. Violent is in the title of the movie, but there is almost no violence at all in the whole movie. There are some gun shots, but that is really all. It is a movie filled with conversation that applies to the movie, but it was pretty dull and lost on the audience.

This most interesting part of the entire movie was that Albert Brooks was in it. He normally plays a comedic role in movie, so this was a nice surprise to see him in a more serious role. He did a great job. This cast and acting was not bad at all. The roles were well performed. It was just the story that was the biggest problem for the movie.

This is not a movie that I would recommend at all. It was just not worth spending the time watching it. It was just too boring to sit though. I watched it, so you don't have to.

A Most Violent Year (2014) Trailer

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