A Most Violent Year Tuesday, 14 July 2020

A Most Violent Year

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Standard film oil.

  • Starring:

    Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety

  • Directed by:

    J.C. Chandor

  • Running time:

    125 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot (suicide), shot at, punched, hit with objects, carjacked, punched, pursued, slapped, tackled. An animal is hit by a car/shot. Smashed glass/windscreen, car accident, vehicle rollover. A child plays with a loaded gun. An object is pressed into a man's eye socket. Yelling, arguing. Shot police, murders, rapes, corruption, schoolyard shooting, killing wife, stabbing deaths, misconduct, fraud, tax evasion mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (animal, human). Dead/dying animal. Bloody cuts/feet/face/grazes. Blood splatter/spatter, pooling blood, blood on objects. Bandage, crutches. Bruising. Hospital setting. Broken jaw mentioned.


    Couple in bed together. Kissing. Cleavage, nightwear, shirtless man.


    Alcohol (wine, spirits). Smoking.


    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words. Derogatory term for women. Slang for female genitalia. Religoius references and exclamations.


    Business, investment, real estate, New York City, family, victims of crime, suicide, vulnerability, police investigation, money, contracts, compromise, corruption.


    Jailed father mentioned. Hospital setting. Job termination. Dog. Spitting. Brief Spanish language (subtitles).


    Impressive, slow-burning, rewarding, thrilling, surprising, peculiar, powerful, experience-oriented, stylised, tough-minded, bracing, brunt, compelling, tense, engrossing, timeless, tough, gritty, atmospheric, solid, grown-up, seductive, rigorous, resourceful, smart, neck-prickling, nuanced, sombre. Stunning performances, detailed character work, great screenplay, impeccable pace, dramatically/artistically appealing backdrop, impressive/considered/emotional cinematography, terrific chase sequences, perfect costuming, subtle period craftmanship, fantastic score.


    Solemn, talky, deliberate, abstract, hollow. Melodramatic/too-neat conclusion.

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