A History of Violence 2005


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 76%
IMDb Rating 7.4


This thrill-packed actioner follows a mild-mannered man, named Tom Stall, who becomes a local hero through an act of violence, he lives a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. But one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. Sensing danger, he takes action and saves his customers and friends in the self-defense killings of two-sought-after criminals. Heralded as a hero, Tom's life is changed overnight, attracting a national media circus, which forces him into the spotlight. Uncomfortable with his newfound celebrity, Tom tries to return to the normalcy of his ordinary life only to be confronted by a mysterious and threatening man who arrives in town believing Tom is the man who wronged him in the past. As Tom and his family fight back against this case of mistaken identity and struggle to cope with their changed reality, they are forced to confront their ...

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Viggo Mortensen as Tom Stall
Maria Bello as Edie Stall
William Hurt as Richie Cusack
Ed Harris as Carl Fogarty
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by KissEnglishPasto 9 / 10

Sometimes the Past Should Stay in the Past!

......................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

A History of Violence is quite another kind of story altogether! A unique combination of action, drama, suspense, and crime coupled with a suspenseful, intriguing, most interesting, and, at times, even a highly original and touching story. Personally. I think Viggo Mortensen does a spectacular job here in the lead role of Tom Stall, a man who would just as soon have everyone forget completely his dark and violent past! Mortensen (Eastern Promises) is one of the most highly underrated actors working today…

Of course, I have a personal motive for taking a special interest in his career… Here is something I'll bet quite a few of you don't know about King Aragorn…He is one actor of an extremely select group, who was born into the English language and whose native language is English, but who has managed to acquire a very near-native ability in a second language, Spanish, so much so that he has played convincingly a Native speaker of Spanish in a handful of Spanish language films! Check out his acting filmography here on IMDb!

Just how does this involve me? Well, although I don't appear in films, in any language, I did not speak Spanish until I was 16…and now, after living in Colombia for over a quarter of a century, I usually pass for a native speaker!

VIOLENCE has a lot of other worthwhile things working in its favor. Excellent story and screenplay, plenty of suspense, and mostly outstanding performances turned in by other members of the cast…Especially William Hurt's award winning role. From me…VIOLENCE gets 9 well-deserved Stars!


Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most [email protected]

Reviewed by danialpham-24541 9 / 10

Does what a good film is supposed to do - take you in full circle.

It's rare to see the kind of acting that keeps your attention span these days. This is one of those films you just want to pop the play button without reading too many reviews.

Nothing short of a raw array of emotions are displayed inside these frames. A nice touch of gore that isn't too overbearing, just enough to keep things interesting. After all, the title does include the word violence.

With that being said, I definitely consider this to be an adult only film because the subtle leads into the murder and sex scenes are just bittersweet. Some very powerful acting within the nuclear family packing a punch on execution in portraying the complexities between chaos and peace.

The polarities were sinfully good, enough to make you wonder who the director was.

Reviewed by Smoreni Zmaj 8 / 10


Besides Road to Perdition, this is, I think, the only non-superhero movie based on DC comics and convincingly the best Kronenberg film I've ever saw. I do not know how to present a brief summary for this movie without spoilers, so I'll skip story itself. At first glance, this is a thriller with superbly directed action scenes, explicit violence and wild sex. But if you look more closely, you'll notice that camera doesn't linger on thriller aspects. It focuses more on emotional expressions of characters, making this movie more family drama than thriller. Great choice of actors and excellent characterization. Even characters that appear briefly have depth and you will experience them as real people, as if you personally met them. Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes and Peter MacNeill are all perfect in their roles, but Maria Bello literally brought hers to life. She was nominated for Golden Globe and in my opinion she deserved at least nomination for Oscar as well. Even if in time I completely forget about this movie, I surely won't forget her as Edie Stall.


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stephaneC November 14, 2018 at 07:03 am

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francosabellariverti February 11, 2019 at 02:21 pm

It's very good but not a master piece if you want to know. I think the only thing that I didn't like was the actor who plays Viggo's son...besides that I recommend it