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In a Valley of Violence (2016)

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A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.



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Michael Davis ...
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William T. Baxter (as K. Harrison Sweeney)


A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El valle de la venganza  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,343, 23 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,381, 30 October 2016
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2.35 : 1
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John Travolta's first western. See more »


Travolta's character sees that Paul has a McClellan saddle and trapdoor Springfield rifle. He questions whether Paul deserted the army when fighting Indians in Kansas or Oklahoma since the Civil War was over. Oklahoma was called Indian Territory until 1890 and wouldn't have been referred to as Oklahoma until after the Indian wars were over. See more »


Paul: A man can only take so much.
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A Well-Acted, Exciting Western
13 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

In a Valley of Violence follows a travelling cowboy who, after stopping by a small town, unintentionally starts conflict among the more powerful members there.

Let's start with the obvious part: Ethan Hawke. He's fantastic, as per usual. I don't think I've ever not been impressed by this guy, and that trend continues here. John Travolta pulls off a solid performance as well, playing one of the most interesting characters in the movie. And James Ransone does the same, pulling off a good ol' western hothead. Personally I don't think that Taissa Farmiga was very fit for this role, but she did her best and thankfully fails to take anything of significance away from the movie.

The writing is good as well. The movie builds the characters and conflict for a while before anything of real significance happens, and it makes it all the more effective. It excels at building tension, making the last 40 minutes of this movie just that much better.

Speaking of the last 40 minutes, they're awesome. After an hour of solid build up, we are treated with some great western action. It's tense and exciting, yet not over-the-top. It's just right.

Overall I really enjoyed In a Valley of Violence. The acting, writing, and action are all great, and in the end I would definitely recommend it.

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