In a Valley of Violence

In a Valley of Violence
In a Valley of Violence
  • R
  • 1h 43m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh76%
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Academy Award®-nominee Ethan Hawke stars as Paul, a drifter making his way through the Old West with his faithful dog by his side. On his way to Mexico, Paul decides to pass through the remote town of Denton, a once-thriving mining outpost that has devolved into an area of violence. When Paul bumps into Gilly (James Ransone), a local gang leader and the son of the town’s marshal (John Travolta), their resulting scuffle leads to an act of violence that propels Paul on a mission for revenge. Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan costar as sisters who run the local inn. “In a Valley of Violence” is written and directed by Ti West.
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Certified Fresh76%
Critics Consensus: In a Valley of Violence offers a smartly conceived homage to classic Westerns that transcends pastiche with absurdist humor and a terrific cast.
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Small-scale revenge Western is entertaining but violent.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that In a Valley of Violence is a Western by cult horror director Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers). Its entire plot centers on an act of cruel violence that's followed by bloody revenge. As a result, there aren't any real takeaways outside of: Don't mess with a man's dog. Expect lots of gun violence, gory/bloody killings, and dead bodies. A dog is harmed, and a man kicks and shoves women. There's also fighting, beating, and a scary war-related flashback/nightmare. Language is occasionally quite strong, with sporadic uses of "f--k," "c---sucker," "s--t," "ass," and more; there's also some fat-shaming and racial/cultural stereotyping. A minor character is portrayed as a drunk, and other characters occasionally drink whiskey and/or smoke cigars. Men are seen bathing, with nothing sensitive shown, and there's an attempted kiss and some cuddling between two characters.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:October 21, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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