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A Most Violent Year


Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel View All


J.C. Chandor (Screenplay), J.C. Chandor (Director) View All

Release: Dec. 31st, 2014
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
A thriller 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 a 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.
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At times the dialogue is great, like some of the speeches that Oscar Isaac gives or the scenes between Chastain and Isaac.
As it stands, A Most Violent Year definitely has more than a few strengths thanks to some good performers and Chandor's willingness to balance out a mostly dialogue-driven film with some rather well-crafted and sparingly used action (which might just give it the edge over Margin Call), but it's still a way off from being a genuinely great movie.
Chandor's film "All is lost" long time ago and can only conclude that this film fits perfectly.
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