Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence' David Cronenberg's films consistently confound viewer expectations. Naked Lunch, The Fly and Crash subverted the line between reality and fantasy. Now comes A History of Violence.
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Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence'

Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence'

Cronenberg's Latest: 'A History of Violence'

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David Cronenberg has built a reputation for films that confound viewer expectations. Naked Lunch, The Fly and Crash subvert the line between reality and fantasy. More recently, Spider, a small-scale, indie effort, took viewers inside an unhinged mind.

Now comes a big-budget studio picture called A History of Violence. And Beth Accomando of NPR station KPBS says Cronenberg is once again likely to set viewers on edge.

The Eyes Have It

Starring in 'A History of Violence':

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Maria Bello... hide caption

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Viggo Mortensen... hide caption

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...and William Hurt. hide caption

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