History of Violence, A

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Psychological Thrillers, DC Comics

Brief Synopsis: "An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner."

Overall Ranking: 1038 (Rank from 2005: # 21)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 71.43%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi97
R Moreno80
Dan O'Neill80
Gorgon Reviews80
Jim Carrier77
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Bryan Lienesch57 - One of those movies that thinks it's smarter than it actually is. Never succeeds in grasping the audience.

People Involved

  • Viggo Mortensen (Tom Stall)
  • Maria Bello (Edie Stall)
  • Heidi Hayes (Sarah Stall)
  • Ashton Holmes (Jack Stall)
  • William Hurt (Richie Cusack)
  • Ed Harris (Carl Fogerty)
  • Peter MacNeill (Sheriff Sam Carney)
  • Stephen McHattie (Leland)
  • Greg Bryk (Billy)
  • Kyle Schmid (Bobby)
  • Sumela Kay (Judy Danvers)
  • Gerry Quigley (Mick)
  • Deborah Drakeford (Charlotte)
  • Bill MacDonald (Frank Mulligan)
  • Aidan Devine (Charlie Roarke)
  • David Cronenberg (Director)