A History of Violence (2005)
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A little disapointing. It didn't really have anything interesting to say about anything. The acting was good, the characters have potential but never really blossom into threedimensional characters. Still a decent story with good actors and very atmospheric through nice cinematography.
Pretty decent up until the halfway point where the plot develops into something else. From there on I found all the characters unrealistic in their reactions and behaviour.
Also, the little girl acts horrible, as does the older brother.
Beginning had potential, didn't deliver at all.
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This movie ranks #37 in A.V. Club's The Best Movies of the 2000s
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This movie ranks #59 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #159 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
This movie ranks #383 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #411 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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