“A Most Violent Year”

Rated R

2 hours

Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks 

The American dream never came at a higher price than it does in “A Most Violent Year”.

The great British actor Oscar Isaac puts on his best New York accent for his role as the businessman beset by problems on all sides.

The gripping drama has Isaac gambling on his faith to always do the right thing at the highest level.

Until mysterious thugs start testing his ethic with a reign of terror hijacking his trucks and scaring off his drivers putting his oil delivery livelihood in jeopardy.

On top of that, the law has been investigating his methods of doing business.

But despite the pressures, Isaac’s passionate about embracing his style of doing what’s right, no matter what.

“A Most Violent Year” also benefits from the fiercely realistic atmosphere, the deeply felt directing and script that’s sheer perfection.

Isaac needed a strong performer to play his earthy wife, and Jessica Chastain plays the larger than life role for all its worth matching his brilliance every step of the way.

In the process, “A Most Violent Year” provides you with quite an emotional jolt.

This is no thriller. Instead, it’s deeply felt drama with a tragic edge. “A Most Violent Year” will dazzle you as the picture rises to a compelling four stars.

Yes, It’s a great film made strictly for serious moviegoers.

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