Movie Review: “A History of Violence”

A small-town restaurant owner (Tom Stall) had a quiet family life until a pair of serial killers showed up in his restaurant and turned him into a hero and also revealed him as a vicious killer. When his heroic act showed up in the news, his arch-enemy (Fogarty) from Philadelphia also found him. He had to confront them and kill them. As a result, his own brother (Richie Cusack) had to kill him to make peace with the crime organization. He responded with more violence and killed his own brother. As he returned back to his family, it appeared that his family was able to accept him back as Tom Stall (not Joey Cusack).

There are lots of steamy sex scenes between Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife, Edie (Maria Bello) – definitely an R-rated movie. And of course, there are lots of violent scenes. In the beginning, Tom Stall was quite believable that he doesn’t know who Joey Cusack. But as the story evolves when there are so many discrepancies like his quick action to overcome his enemy including his own son’s violence in school, his true identity started to show. This wiki page has a full details of the movie.

This movie is full of twists and turns and scenes that make you jump with fear and emotion. It’s definitely a guy movie. Excellent movie!