A History of Violence

2005 R 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD

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A History of Violence

2005 R 1h 40m Blu-ray / DVD
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As operators of a small-town diner, Tom Stall and his wife are the picture of normality. But when Tom foils a robbery and becomes a hero in the media, he attracts the wrong kind of attention from mobsters who think he's someone else.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby True HD
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is not for kids. It features brutal, deft violence (based on a graphic novel, the film's title is indicative of its focus). It opens with a scene showing dead, bloody bodies (after the murders take place), then shows frequent violent acts, including bone-cracking martial arts, hand-to-hand fighting (one character has his nose pushed through his skull), shooting, knifing, and strangling. It also includes fairly explicit sexual material (including passionate kissing, a cunnilingus scene, and a frankly rough intercourse scene on a stairway). Characters curse frequently, smoke, drink, and do drugs.

Sexual Content

Sexual imagery ranges from tender to rough, twice quite explicit.

Violence

The film's title speaks to its concerns, and the fight scenes are rough.

Language

Gangster talk, frequent uses of "f--k."

Social Behavior

Mobsters are brutal, killers ruthless, and even the well intentioned dad has to murder his enemies.

Consumerism

Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking, drinking, some drug use.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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