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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 »

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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.

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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.


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