Film Review: A Most Violent Year

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I can clearly remember A Most Violent Year getting heavily praised, with director J.C. Chandor, actors Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain and a gritty, intense plot, all coming in for equal plaudits along with numerous awards nominations in a wide range of categories. Everything looked like this was a hidden gem, a piece of under the radar quality that deserved more than a passing glance.

Annoyingly though, I missed it’s big screen cinematic release, other films, with bigger reputations demanding my time and so, it’s had to patiently wait until my local independent cinema put on a showing. And so I hopped it to the little theatre, in anticipation of a tense, demanding and intricate film, and instead got a slow, boring and monotonous tale that seems to stall, never really feeling in motion, that left be wondering what all the fuss is about. Read more