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5.0 out of 5 stars What would you do?, March 3, 2006
This review is from: A History of Violence (New Line Platinum Series) [DVD] (DVD)
What would you do if you worked so hard to conceal a questionable past and it was all shot to hell in one brief moment? That pretty much is the situation at hand in A History of Violence. Tom Stall seems like a average guy. Ya know, kids, hot wife(okay that's not too average, but you get me right?), and a small local business in a small town. One day, some shady characters pop into his diner and start some stuff. Tom naturally saves the day and becomes a local hero. This, however, brings up some people from his past and that ain't good. I don't spoil movies for people, so thats all I'm gonna give you as far as plot. This movie is great. Most people are saying that they don't get it. There is really nothing to get. It basically is showing you what extremes a person would go through to protect his loved ones. The title is appropriate as this is a violent movie. But not long, over the top violent. This is perhaps the most realistic portrayal of violence I've seen in a long time. Quick and brutal. After all, who has honestly been in a 15-30 minute fight? Great acting, great story, great movie. As I said, it is brutal so be prepared to see some nastiness. But, Dammit!! I liked it.
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