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Summary In New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, an immigrant and his family try to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Directed By: J.C. Chandor

Written By: J.C. Chandor

A Most Violent Year

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 44 Critic Reviews
79
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 222 User Ratings
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Summary In New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, an immigrant and his family try to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Directed By: J.C. Chandor

Written By: J.C. Chandor

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Generally Favorable Based on 44 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 44 Critic Reviews
79
86% Positive
38 Reviews
14% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 222 User Ratings
7.0
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155 Ratings
20% Mixed
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10% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 222 User Ratings
7.0
70% Positive
155 Ratings
20% Mixed
44 Ratings
10% Negative
23 Ratings

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Production Company Before The Door Pictures, Washington Square Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Participant, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, CounterNarrative Films, Old Bull Pictures
Release Date Dec 31, 2014
Duration 2 h 5 m
Rating R
Tagline The result is never in question, just the path you take to get there.
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
4 Nominations
Central Ohio Film Critics Association
4 Nominations