Calm with Horses is a taut, muscular thriller with a powerful, emotional core. In 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.
- " A live-wire drama sparking with soul thanks to an exceptionally great cast. " – Andrew Gaudion (THN)
- " A bleak Irish gangster movie, filled with despair and a black humor. " – Dennis Schwartz
- " The Shadow of Violence has interesting things to say about violence and, ultimately, how far you would go for your family. " – Alan Ng (Film Threat)