Weaponized and 4Got10 helmer Timothy Woodward Jr. is back with an intense new thriller that’s sure to lend an eyeful of cerebral action and storytelling next month. Lo and behold, American Violence initiates its share of full tilt chaos with narrative driven by the tumultuous connection an unrelenting psychologist struggles to hold with a brooding death row inmate.
Jackson Shea (Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau) has lived a life of deceit, brutality and corruption. But when a series of chilling, violent events lands him on Death Row, one psychologist (Denise Richards) must determine whether his violent behavior is inherent in his soul, or if he is able to be rehabilitated and saved from execution.
The title itself certainly grabs some intrigue and appeal and the performances here look well worth catching when Cinedigm releases the film in limited theaters, VOD and on Digital HD on February 3. Also starring Bruce Dern, Columbus Short, Johnny Messner, Michael Paré and featuring Stipe Miocic and Rob Gronkowski.
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