A Most Violent Year

Movie Review -- 'A Most Violent Year' Can’t Live Up to Its Ideals

A-Most-Violent-Year-movie review

Few films about the recession were as unflinchingly grim as JC Chandor’s debut feature Margin Call. Time and time again, well-meaning, sympathetic characters (and others less so) were given no choice but to act deplorably leading up to the greatest economic disaster since the Great Depression. “It’s all just the same thing over and over; we can’t help ourselves. And you and I can’t control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react,” one Wall Street executive stated almost too succinctly. Despite a number of flaws common to first time writers...