‘A Most Violent Year' Explores Dark Reality Of The American Dream

January 28, 2015 11:37 PM

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"A Most Violent Year" has all the glamour of a classic gangster film. But its plot sidesteps the violence motif to explore the American dream through the eyes of its Latino hero.

The slow-burn drama has its moments of action, most notably with a climactic chase scene that showcases the grit of New York City in 1981. But overall, the film portrays the steady unraveling of a Latino immigrant’s business and peace of mind during what is statistically the most violent year in cit...

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