over 2 years
very intimate and violent, the characters are great and the directing is just outstanding.
Very good film based on a premise of a more adventurous previous life, of which many dream
almost 6 years
Cronenberg working in melodrama - one of the best films of the decade.
almost 6 years
Cronenberg always gets gooey. A mix of action and drama. Great chemistry between actors.
almost 7 years
This movie is seriously so freaking good. Bello is fantastic and Viggo is great.
A History of Violence is a 2005 American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. The film stars Viggo Mortensen as the owner of a diner who is thrust into the spotlight after killing two robbers in self-defense.
The film was put into limited release in the United States on September 23, 2005, and wide-release on September 30, 2005. It is notable for its distinction of being the final major Hollywood motion picture released on VHS.
William Hurt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, while Josh Olson was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).
Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) is a local restaurant owner in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. One night two men attempt to kill one of the employees and rob the restaurant. Tom deftly kills both robbers, and his actions make him an overnight celebrity. He is soon...