The Shadow of Violence

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Synopsis

In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic young son. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are truly tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

Cast

  • Cosmo Jarvis
  • Barry Keoghan
  • Liam Carney
  • David Wilmot
  • Brian Doherty
  • Ned Dennehy
  • Simone Kirby
  • Roisin O'Neill
  • Toni O'Rourke
  • Hazel Doupe

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Metacritic

80
Aug 4, 2020

The Shadow of Violence has interesting things to say about violence and, ultimately, how far you would go for your family.

Metacritic review by Alan Ng
Alan Ng
Film Threat
80
Jul 31, 2020

And as a statement of intent, it’s unequivocal: Rowland combines striking visual flair with razor-wire character studies.

Wendy Ide
Screen Daily
50
Jul 31, 2020

Director Nick Rowland couldn't ask for a more magnetically tormented character to anchor his low-key-to-a-fault feature debut.

Metacritic review by Keith Uhlich
Keith Uhlich
The Hollywood Reporter