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Plot: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying 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.
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He’s Pacino without the edge. One of best crime thrillers in years.
It’s 1981 NYC, and it’s not American Hustle. A Most Violent Year is set in the most brutal year in the city’s history, when Mayor Koch and the DA would not like it to be so. While Hustle sets the scene with humor and style, Violent is happy to understate lawlessness and concentrate on the dialogue, which has undercurrents of corruption in each syllable.
Oscar Isaac plays immigrant, oil delivery company owner, Abel Morales, with an Al-Pacino veneer that goes low key, not Godfather or Scarface operatic. His double-breasted suits and ever-present camel overcoat suggest the smooth, verbal, charismatic, but unassuming business owner who wants to be as straight as his wardrobe. It’s a difficult ideal because someone is hijacking his oil trucks and selling the oil on the black market.
What to do? His wife Anna (Jessica Chastain), beautiful but born to a crime family, is at times more ready to deal with the sabotage in a traditional mob way than her husband is. But Morales deals with it in a civilized, diplomatic way that of course makes him and his employees vulnerable to the rude, irrational hoodlums.
Director J.C. Chandor knows minimalist dialogue, apparent in his All is Lost, where Robert Redford gives out with one line but an Oscar worthy performance anyway. Much more dialogue here, still minimal, but it has the David Mamet attention to the power of each word.
In a world Sidney Lumet depicted quite well, everyone has a brush with lawlessness, from truck drivers to cops to politicians—no one is exempt, except maybe Morales, who tries to do the “best right” thing in the face of pressure to use violence as the tried-and-true technique. That’s why this is such a sweet action, crime drama: You can identify with the protagonist and not be bogged down by gratuitous violence.
This is one of the best action-crime dramas in years. Isaac is Pacino without his edginess; Chandor’s dialogue is soft Mamet, a welcome substitute for rude bullets. Indeed, while the film is titled A Most Violent Year, it is not the most violent movie. Leave that to Martin Scorsese.
Worth it for Mr Isaac alone
(76%) There are multiple reasons why this should be a prime target for most cinema fans, but the main reason of all is the ever impressive Oscar Isaac. He’s fantastic here in the lead role toiling against what feels like everything to legitimately succeed as a fuel dealer during a crime plagued era in New York history. While backing him up brilliantly is Jessica Chastain as his glamorous, tough, yet fully supportive wife. The direction from the outset is silky smooth, while still very calculated. But there are clear issues surrounding the film’s momentum as this flat- out refuses to break away from its total sense of realism, meaning this is a easy film to respect, but fun to watch it ain’t. Although in terms of a quality crime drama with real refinement in-front and behind the camera then look no further.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director J.C. Chandor
Writer J.C. Chandor
Actors Oscar Isaac, Elyes Gabel, Jessica Chastain, Lorna Pruce
Country USA, United Arab Emirates
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 51 nominations.
Production Company Before the Door, Old Bull Pictures, Washingston Square Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT M, Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses, Arri Alexa XT Plus, Zeiss Master Anamorphic and Angenieux HR Lenses, Arri Alexa XT Studio, Zeiss Master Anamorphic and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory Harbor Picture Company, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate) (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Master Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema