A Most Violent Year

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Moody, violent thriller doesn't quite sustain its promise.

R 2014 124 minutes

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Based on 4 reviews

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age 15+

Builds tightness and tension but fails to develop plot points while concluding poorly

A confused film that seems to harbour a pretence of violence from early on, yet the film primarily focuses on business and conversations about estate procurements and loans. However there is one major blood shot and it comes awkwardly and pointlessly. Because of this it is quite difficult to understand the point of the title and there are multiple affairs that are not delved into or discussed, leading to unanswered questions and a degree of dissatisfaction and unfulfillment. Oscar Issac's performance and some smart dialogue do make for occasionally smart viewing, but it's a giant mislead for everything else.
age 5+

This movie should not be rated MA15+

This movie has very little violence and not very much language, unsure why is was given an MA rating, most people should be able to watch this flim

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