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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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Ti West

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Ti West

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Cast overview:
Ethan Hawke ... Paul
John Travolta ... Marshal
Taissa Farmiga ... Mary-Anne
James Ransone ... Gilly
Karen Gillan ... Ellen
Toby Huss ... Harris
Tommy Nohilly ... Tubby
Larry Fessenden ... Roy
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Dollar Bill
James Cady ... Bartender
Burn Gorman ... Priest
Kaius Harrison ... William T. Baxter (as K. Harrison Sweeney)
Jumpy ... Abby
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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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Action | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is actually Karen Gillan's 2nd western. In Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy (2012), her character arrives in the American Wild West of the 19th century. See more »

Goofs

When Gilly removes his mask, there's no indication of his nose being at all injured, even though the marshal said his nose was going to heal like "an old boot" and Paul's hand is still bandaged from the punch. See more »

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Paul: A man can only take so much.
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A "Quick and Dirty" Review
21 October 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

(The title of this review in honor of the 1995 Sam Raimi flick "The Quick and the Dead," yet another director who decided to take the Italian Western genre out for a spin, wind her up, and see what she can do.)

Now it is Ti West's turn at bat, a director known for "fringe" pictures but, to be fair, this type of film probably qualifies as fringe too.

Although a great many directors (including, believe it or not, the great Tarantino and even Eastwood himself) have taken on the challenge of this genre, the truth is that Sergio Leone -- the man who invented the category -- is the only director in history to have fully mastered it.

(Have seen the Man With No Name trilogy a half-dozen times so far, and I am not done yet.)

Which does not mean -- as the other reviewers have already noted -- that the attempt, even if it falls short a mite, cannot be fun.

And this movie definitely qualifies as fun.

Hawke is a great choice, at the same time skittish, taciturn, and yet also strangely dangerous.

Travolta will always be Travolta. He has been playing the same role since Kotter, and audiences never get bored.

The most fun is watching Taissa Farmiga chew up the furniture. Clearly the young lady wants to show the world that she has her sister's acting chops, so she does not merely enter a scene, she attacks it and wrestles it to the ground.

In different circumstances, this strange brew might have missed the mark. But it didn't. Clearly West's main goal was to entertain.

And that is exactly what he did.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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In a Valley of Violence See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,343, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$61,797

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,797
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Blumhouse Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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