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The Violent Heart (2020)

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Fifteen years after the murder of his older sister, 24-year-old Daniel (2020 Emmy nominee Jovan Adepo) finds himself falling for Cassie (Grace Van Patten), an outgoing high school senior, in this Romeo & Juliet-style thriller set in the American heartland.

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Critic Reviews for The Violent Heart

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...our emotional investment in these often thinly drawn characters has plummeted like GameStop stock.

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The problem with The Violent Heart isn't that it goes too far, it's that it doesn't go far enough.

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Like the two lovers at its center, his film is never given the chance to become what it's striving to be.

February 18, 2021 | Full Review…

If this one still bites off more than it can chew, its ambition nevertheless reaffirms Sanga as a skilled and emotionally sensitive filmmaker who's attuned to the low-frequency wavelengths that tend to get flattened out by stories with this kind of sweep.

February 18, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The subtlety of Sanga's filmmaking allows for big twists to come as a genuine surprise.

February 18, 2021 | Full Review…

This is what they call "a mixed review," and yet if you think of "The Violent Heart," not as a movie, but as a calling card, it's promising.

February 17, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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