Fuller, Graham
October 2005
Sight & Sound;Oct2005, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p12
Focuses on David Cronenberg's direction of "A History of Violence," a film featuring a smalltown diner owner who killed violent thugs in self-defense. Film's properly rich and strange psychology; Cronenberg's use of the psychological-thriller plot as a vehicle for unpicking the American psyche; Loose adaption by Josh Olson from the eponymous graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke; Plot and characters; Casting; Comparison with other films directed by Cronenberg.


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