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A Most Violent Year

1981 was a most violent year in New York City.

Crime and corruption follow Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) as he tries to make a life for himself and his wife (Jessica Chastain) in New York City during 1981.

Why is A Most Violent Year rated R? The MPAA rated A Most Violent Year R for language and some violence.

A Most Violent Year
Rating & Content Info

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Why is A Most Violent Year rated R? A Most Violent Year is rated R by the MPAA for language and some violence.

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, with some blood and little detail.

Sexual Content:
- Embracing and kissing.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity and vulgar expressions.
- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco and alcohol use in a historical context.

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A Most Violent Year
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

A Most Violent Year is directed by J.C. Chandor and stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo.

Note: A Most Violent Year is opening in limited theaters on December 31, 2014.

From The Studio:

A crime drama 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 a 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.
- Written by A24

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Most Violent Year movie is April 7, 2015. Here are some details…

A Most Violent Year releases to home video on April 7, 2015.

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Oscar Isaac plays a far different husband in The Nativity Story. Jessica Chastain can be seen in Zero Dark Thirty and The Help.

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