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A Violent Man (2019)




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The contemporary noir film with a classic murder mystery spin is about an unknown MMA fighter (Jones), who beats the undefeated champion at a local gym. Overnight he becomes the underdog champion of the world with a title fight on the horizon, but when the female reporter covering the story is found dead, he becomes the murder suspect.

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Writer-director Matthew Berkowitz's crime drama "A Violent Man" has all the pungent cynicism of a classic film noir but lacks the urgency.

February 8, 2019 | Full Review…

... the film is still a worthy installment in the neo-noir cannon, if only for its pursuit of a story that isn't styled after Harmony Korine's particular brand of "chaos in paradise" narratives in America's southeastern corridor.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

A thoughtful character-driven thriller is buried somewhere beneath the clichés that eventually overwhelm this uneven mixed-martial arts melodrama.

February 8, 2019 | Full Review…

A Violent Man is a good film with a good cast and story. Fans of film noir are going to appreciate the final product.

February 8, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Doesn't offer much to make it worth contender status.

February 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

A Violent Man struggles to be a sports film and a thriller, stripping either of any sense of dramatic urgency.

February 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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