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A Most Violent Year (2014)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  30 January 2015 (USA)
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In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

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A crime drama 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 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. Written by Production

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The result is never in question, just the path you take to get there.


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$188,000 (USA) (2 January 2015)

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$5,545,256 (USA) (27 February 2015)
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This is director J.C Chandor's third feature film. See more »

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When Abel goes to Lefkowitz for a loan and Loraine asks him how much he needs, he replies: "A million five dollars." In the script, he answers $500,000. This was spoken during the shoot and the newer figure changed in post-production. The audio/visual mismatch is visible. See more »

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Abel Morales: When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can't do.
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Me and the Blues
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A most excellent movie to end the year.
4 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Technically,one of the last movies released in 2014 on the year's final day, just in time for award season, cause it's that type of movie to impress awarders.

I do praise the movie, especially for it's stylized throwback to the late 70s-early 80s when the movie takes place , 1981 to be precise.

Oscar Isaac is becoming the man to watch out for. He never seemed like a leading man type, but after seeing him in Inside Llewyn Davis and this, I'm having a change of opinion.

David Oyelowo is another one I need to watch out for, although it's not hard, as he's been appearing in a lot of films, and gives a great performance no matter how small his supporting role is

The lovely Jessica Chastain is in the movie as well, being very brilliant and very sexy. I only wish she had more time on screen cause she's lovely to watch in all aspects.

The film also stars Albert Brooks in a role I feel he got because of his outstanding performance in Drive.

It's a very quiet movie with a lot of the drama coming from things not said but suggested. Not much action, but the little bit did get my blood pumping. It also had humor in the drama. It really does feel like it was done in 1981 too. Such a brilliant job by the filmmakers.


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