“A Most Violent Year” opened in limited release on New Year’s Eve. After a month it finally opens nationwide this weekend.
Set in 1981 New York, a year that has been historically categorized as the most violent year of the city, Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) an immigrant and his family try to capitalize on the “American Dream”. Abel owns a thriving business, but the violence and corruption threaten him, his family and all that they have tried to build. Abel and his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain) find themselves defending their business and their version of the “American Dream” to a New York Police Detective (David Oyelowo) who is charged with investigating Abel’s business. The story unfolds from there…
“A Most Violent Year” is an understated, straight forward, no nonsense, mildly intense dramatic film.
There are several good movies out right now. “A Most Violent Year” should be considered amongst them.
This is a 4 Star Movie!!