Watch In a Valley of Violence
- 1 hr 44 min
In a Valley of Violence is a 2016 Western movie directed by Ti West and starring Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, and Taissa Farmiga. The movie takes place in the late 1800s and tells the story of a stranger named Paul, played by Ethan Hawke, who wanders into the desolate town of Denton, along with his loyal dog, Abbie. As Paul tries to go about his business in the town, he runs into trouble with the local hoodlum, Gilly, who is played by James Ransone. Gilly is the son of the town's marshal, who is corrupt and has been using his position to maintain his power in the town. Gilly and his gang decide to mess with Paul, but he manages to beat them up and humiliate them, causing Gilly to seek revenge.
As Gilly and his gang prepare to take vengeance on Paul, the town's marshal intervenes and warns them not to mess with him. However, his warning falls on deaf ears, and Gilly and his gang attack Paul while he is sleeping, kill Abbie, and leave him for dead.
Paul manages to survive the attack and decides to seek revenge against Gilly and his gang. He discovers that Gilly and his men are heading for a nearby mining town to rob a bank and decides to follow them. Along the way, Paul runs into Mary-Anne, played by Taissa Farmiga, who is traveling with her sister to start a new life.
Paul and Mary-Anne hit it off, and she develops feelings for him, but he is too fixated on his mission of revenge to reciprocate. Eventually, Paul catches up with Gilly and his gang and confronts them. The ensuing conflict leads to a bloody showdown that leaves several characters dead.
The movie is a tense and suspenseful thriller that features excellent performances from Ethan Hawke and John Travolta, who plays the marshal. Hawke's portrayal of Paul is captivating, and the chemistry between him and Farmiga is palpable. John Travolta gives an impressive performance as the marshal, who is torn between his loyalty to his son and his duty as a lawman.
The movie features beautiful cinematography that captures the rugged and barren landscape of the Wild West. The soundtrack, composed by Jeff Grace, enhances the tension and suspense of the movie and perfectly underscores the action sequences.
In a Valley of Violence is an expertly crafted Western movie that pays homage to the genre while putting a fresh and unique spin on it. It is a must-watch for fans of the Western genre and anyone who appreciates a good revenge tale.
In a Valley of Violence is a 2016 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 64.