Sunday, October 02, 2005

A History of Violence (Cronenberg, 2005)

A promising early sex-scene left me convinced this movie could be something, but B-list wacko Cronenface has the human insight of an overrated plodding pulpster--in other words his combination of lurid plot and constipacing convinces coastal critics that he's "after something interesting." A vision of America that would seem antiquated in 1955, corny on "Born in the USA"--there's a scene that involves a joint and cruising-down-the-strip--the hosannas piling up on this pile of dung are as baffling as usually genius William Hurt's cringe-worthy performance. Read a book instead.

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