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      The End of Violence

      R Released Sep 12, 1997 2 hr. 2 min. Drama List
      29% 35 Reviews Tomatometer 43% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Producer Mike Max (Bill Pullman) has made a fortune through his gory action flicks, but his own capture at the hands of some thugs causes him to reexamine his role in violent productions. After escaping the crooks, he hides out with a group of gardeners, and eventually decides to drop out of Hollywood and stay with his new protectors. Meanwhile, government surveillance man Ray (Gabriel Byrne) uses a complex network of cameras to spy on Los Angeles, but he is disturbed by his superiors. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Audience Member The worst 02 hours: and 02 minutes ever, plus, the worst characters ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review hardy c Bull Pullman gives a good lesson in how to short circuit a promising career; follow up your star turn in "Independence Day" with this clunker. It begins promisingly enough but soon degenerates into a mess. The attempt to meld a government surveillance conspiracy (shades of Ed Snowden) with a Hollywood producer's failing marriage and botched kidnapping spawns a bastard child of confusing proportions. Throw in a horny detective, greedy lawyers, a sinister looking bald secret agent, Mexican gardeners with hearts of gold and a Guatemalan femme fatale and you get...well, nothing really. BY the end of this dud Pullman was looking forward to Independence Day Two (another dud). Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A very dull, confusing movie, It doesn't go anywhere Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member I really did enjoy the end of violence. I do think it's pretty underrated. Bill Pullman plays a great character. Bill Pullman steals the show in pretty much most of the films he's been in. Bill Pullman was still pretty popular at the time. But yeah the end of violence is a pretty good movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Maudlin, condescending, and preposterous. The idyllic Mexican peasants who have no speaking parts because they'd just background plot devices seemed wrong even way back in 1997. And it was hard not to snicker at security cameras with zooms lenses being the high-tech game-changing crime-stopper. Andy MacD was gorgeous though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Arriesgada y caótica, esta pelicula es una pieza de inigualable rigor visual entremezclado con un sin fin de situaciones extraviadas que dotan a la imagen de un poder no muchas veces visto. De guion maravilloso, este es un film que revoluciona. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dan Fienberg Zap2it.com Boring, incoherent and insultingly didactic. It's like Wenders has never been to America, never observed Americans and never even seen an American movie. Rated: 1/5 Sep 28, 2005 Full Review Liam Lacey Globe and Mail A longwinded exercise in pretentious confusion. Rated: 2/4 Jul 12, 2002 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Doesn't seem sure what it is about, or how it is about it. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Wenders' Hollywood metaphor exploring voyeuristic societal issues at large is trapped by its fascinations with its own ideas. Rated: 2/5 Oct 28, 2020 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid [Has] many potent moments. Mar 27, 2015 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com A disjointed mess where a lot goes on but nothing happens. Rated: 2/4 Jan 5, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Producer Mike Max (Bill Pullman) has made a fortune through his gory action flicks, but his own capture at the hands of some thugs causes him to reexamine his role in violent productions. After escaping the crooks, he hides out with a group of gardeners, and eventually decides to drop out of Hollywood and stay with his new protectors. Meanwhile, government surveillance man Ray (Gabriel Byrne) uses a complex network of cameras to spy on Los Angeles, but he is disturbed by his superiors.
      Director
      Wim Wenders
      Executive Producer
      Ulrich Felsberg, Jean-François Fonlupt, Ingrid Windisch
      Screenwriter
      Nicholas Klein, Wim Wenders
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Buena Vista International [us], MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.
      Production Co
      Kintop Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 12, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $283.0K
      Sound Mix
      Surround, DTS, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm, Scope (2.35:1)
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