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Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the power to shake me to the core. They will never leave me.
By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
February 15, 2013