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
Thematically, much of the film is derived from the philosophical theory "Deontology" by Emmanuel Kant. Kant's theory states that we should not make moral choices based on a possible "outcome", but instead should make choices based on what is "most right". See more »
The movie takes place in 1981, but the Twin Towers are missing from the New York City skyline, even though they were part of the skyline from 1968 to 2001. See more »
What is that supposed to mean?
I know what you wanted, I know. But you have to forget that now.
You gave me a good chance, you gave me a good chance, correct?
You gave me a better chance than i deserved, right?
No. You looking backwards. Look forward. its the only thing you can control. Julian?
Please, take care of my family.
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America For Me
Written & Performed by Alex Ebert
Featuring Tenor Saxophone by Rex Gregory
Produced by Alex Ebert
Engineered & Mixed by Alex Ebert
Courtesy of Community Music & Caravan Touchdown (ASCAP)
Administered by BMG Chrysalis See more »
First of all let me just say, if IMDb allowed 0.5 votes, this would probably get a 6.5 from me. Where to begin with this one ? Well it's shot well, the cast nail the parts, but from start to finish you are waiting for the film to come to life, and unfortunately it just never does.
Some people will appreciate this film much more than others, but for me it was average at best. The main reason we all watch films and television, is to be entertained, and unfortunately with A Most Violent Year, it feels like we have been left wanting.
You never really get to appreciate 1980s New York, a couple of panoramic skylines don't really cut it. With a bit more substance to the story, better visuals & some period music, this film could & should have been much better.
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