Aroview: A muscular, satisfying thriller set in the underworld of the Russian mafia in London, this reteams the director and star of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, with the mystique of Viggo Mortensen brilliantly suited to his role as a henchman with a moral conscience.
After acquiring an incriminating diary, midwife Naomi Watts becomes dangerously entangled in exotic mob affairs involving a powerful patriarch, his ruthless son, and an enigmatic driver. Rituals of an intriguing secret sub-culture are grafted onto more familiar elements from the mob genre, with dir. Cronenberg letting the screenplay and the actors do most of the work until his bravura climactic set-piece in a men's Turkish bathhouse.
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5 stars (Exceptional) A simple but well made and rewarding film with a great supporting cast and an exceptional, Oscar-worthy turn from Mortensen. Easily the best gangster film of the last decade.~Wizzums