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Acts of Violence is a 2018 action film starring Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Ashton Holmes, Melissa Bolona, Sophia Bush and Mike Epps, written by Nicolas Aaron Mezzanatto, and directed by Brett Donowho.

Acts of Violence
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Film poster
Directed byBrett Donowho
Produced by
Written byNicolas Aaron Mezzanatto
Edited by
  • Ryan Easton
  • Frederick Wardell
Distributed byLionsgate Premiere
Release date
  • January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States

With a running time of 86 minutes, it was released in a limited theatrical engagement as well as on video-on-demand by Lionsgate Premiere on January 12, 2018.[1][2]



After human traffickers kidnap his brother's fiancée, a war veteran (Cole Hauser) teams up with his brothers (Shawn Ashmore and Ashton Holmes) to rescue her. Their search leads them to a cop investigating trafficking rings, Avery (Bruce Willis), who soon joins their cause to bring down the organization for good.



Principal photography on the filming began in Cleveland, Ohio in March 2017. Aerial shots of Los Angeles included the Detective Samuel Avery, the Old Central Police Station and the reach of Cleveland.[3]


Critical responseEdit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 0% based on 13 reviews.[4] At Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 28 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "How Much Cleveland is in the Trailer for Bruce Willis' 'Acts of Violence?'". Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Dennis Harvey (January 11, 2018). "Acts of Violence' Review: Formulaic Revenge Movie". Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Hlavaty, Kaylyn (March 28, 2017). "Actor Bruce Willis films latest movie Acts of Violence in Cleveland". Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Acts of Violence (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Acts of Violence Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 20, 2019.

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