2014 AFI Film Festival Review: “A Most Violent Year”

A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year

By

Austin Winter-Chase
A tale of doing what’s right or either doing what’s easy. Sometimes the risk is not in trying to make your dreams come true, but in trying to be true to yourself.

In “A Most Violent Year” we follow a young married couple; Abel and Anna Morales (Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastin) as  they try to achieve the American dream  in the most deadliest year in New York City’s history. As they try to achieve their goals, they are constantly  being  hampered by rapid violence corruption and the fact that the violence is starting to creep closer and closer to their doorstep which threatens to destroy everything that they are trying to achieve and perhaps even destroy them.

J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is an interesting and visually stunning movie, and at the same time it is an roller coster of perseverance.   With “A Most Violent Year”  J.C. Chandor is a master at creating a vast  depth of emotional storytelling and realistic characters as in his other films which any one can relate to.
A Most Violent Year 125 min

Director: J.C. Chandor

Screenwriter: J.C. Chandor