6 user 10 critic

American Violence (2017)

Fascinated by the root causes of violent behavior, world renowned psychologist, Dr. Amanda Tyler, has an opportunity to interview and analyze death row inmate Jackson Shea. As the interview... See full summary »


1,596 ( 316)

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Chris and Luci are on a date, camping. A killer is on the loose in the woods. I'm sure everything will be fine. By the way, it's called 'Oh, The Effing Horror.'

Director: Justin T. Bowler
Stars: Danielle Baker, Michelle Jeanette Anderson, Mike DiGirolamo
Caged Beauty (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman is kidnapped by her deranged ex-husband and forced to perform a series of challenges in order to win her freedom. From the director of Samurai Cop 2 and Mad Cowgirl.

Director: Gregory Hatanaka
Stars: Silvia Suvadová, Jesse Hlubik, Andrea Harrison
Running Wild (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Running Wild is about Stella Davis, a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that wandered on to her property. Stella must fight prejudice,... See full summary »

Director: Alex Ranarivelo
Stars: Sharon Stone, Tommy Flanagan, Christina Moore
Tissue (2014)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Tissue follows a booze-addled writer ( North Roberts) as he struggles through his day.

Director: Stuart Wahlin
Stars: Anita Boska, North Roberts
Awesome Movie (2013)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A group of friends and the insanity that occurs over the course of a summer.

Director: Olga Nechaeva
Stars: Zach Steffey, Gerald Yelverton, Jay Milnamow
The Last Tear (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Sexual violence against women has accompanied almost every large-scale conflict, yet most of its victims are silenced. One such sad episode is that of the "comfort women," or more ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher H.K. Lee
Stars: Kristine Brinini, Junghwa Lee, Sukyi Park
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Uncover one of the greatest and darkest deceptions of our time - the conspiracy to cover up the Church's true identity.

Director: Vanessa Frank
Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Jason Burkey, Eric Roberts
Open Marriage (TV Movie 2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

2 millennial couples decide to try swinging. Things don't go as planned afterwards as guilt, lies and unexplained events threaten to ruin relationships and plans.

Director: Sam Irvin
Stars: Tilky Jones, Nikki Leigh, Kelly Dowdle
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When an archaeologist discovers Sir Francis Drake's lost treasure in the Sahara Desert, it is promptly stolen and she sets off on a global quest to steal it back.

Director: Gaelan Connell
Stars: Aaron Costa Ganis, Monica West, Christopher Redman
Documentary | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A documentary following Canadian artists and their ability to break into the comic book industry while dealing with fandom and the craze of comic book conventions in Canada.

Director: Yaron Betan
Stars: Neal Adams, Vitaly S. Alexius, Sanya Anwar
Wheeler (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

WHEELER is the story of an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Ross
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, Audrey Spillman
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A heartbroken American in Florence gets involved in a dangerous local sport -- and with an alluring local woman.

Director: Evan Oppenheimer
Stars: Brett Dalton, Stana Katic, Alessandra Mastronardi


Credited cast:
Richard Morton
Amanda Tyler
Jackson Shea
Ben Woods
Martin Bigg
Olivia Rose
Charlie Rose
Cynthia Shea
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Todd Anderson ...
Father O'Connel


Fascinated by the root causes of violent behavior, world renowned psychologist, Dr. Amanda Tyler, has an opportunity to interview and analyze death row inmate Jackson Shea. As the interview commences, and Jack's fate hangs in the balance, Amanda must determine whether or not a stay of execution should be granted.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

neo noir | See All (1) »


Crime | Drama | Thriller



Official Sites:



Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stay of Execution  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bad, bad, bad, bad...and Charlie Sheen's ex-wife
3 February 2017 | by (Beantown MA) – See all my reviews

"American Violence" sucks. There's no other way to say it. This is one grade Z, bottom of the barrel stinkfest gathering of some Z-list once-celebrity "actors" in a pathetic "important" message movie which went straight to DVD because it's a total bomb.

This movie can be summed up in five words: The Death Penalty Is Bad. A thinly veiled plea for mercy in consideration in the plight of those about to get the needle on Death Row. They didn't really mean to do those terrible things, they were victims of circumstance!! The viewer gets beaten over the head with you-should-feel-bad for the perpetrator of nasty behavior for the entire running time of this cheapjack Lifetime movie "event".

Super lawyer/teacher Denise Richards takes on the case of some idiot played by Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau (giving you soulful/insane bristling beard realness like 99% of the unknown actors in Hollywood). The inmate has done bad things because he was a child victim of his sweaty pedo uncle while his sweaty drunk mommy refused to see/admit her brother was doing the diddly dance with her son. Everyone sweats and the now grown victim beats uncle twiddly fingers bloody with a baseball bat. Other terrible things happen to our victim later in life while he commits violence on others, eventually goes to prison where he's victimized yet again by a warden who's obiviously got Alzheimer's. Our beardo victim gets some prison pole in the shower by party animals and eventually gets out of the Big House in time to shank the warden. He gets caught and before he can take the big sleep, Super Lawyer Denise Richards (looking like her ex-hubby Charlie Sheen did some "Winning!" on her before the cameras on this crapfest rolled, leaving her gaunt while her straggly hair sucks the last of her life out) steps in to try and get the beardo's sentence commuted. Denise looks rode hard and put away wet while eventually not saving the beardo's life. He takes the needle and cries while his wife or girlfriend or whoever it is makes an angelic visit as the drugs sap the life out of him. ZZzzz.

Anyway, this movie sucks. It's poorly shot and edited. The dialog is stupendously terrible. The acting is at least one level below community dinner theatre. Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau aka the victim is just a beard pretending to be an actor, no one will remember him a year from whenever this garbage was made. Denise Richards has lost the hot from her "Wild Things" years, almost three decades ago. Bruce Dern, the warden who gets knifed while bitching about a sandwich is a sad reflection of his glory years.

If you can watch this junk without repeatedly hitting the fast forward feature for your device, more power to you. Most likely, you'll want to commit violence of your own on the service you streamed/rented from.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: