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Promised Land (2012)

Promised Land

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 28, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

106 min.

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Gus Van Sant

Producer

Matt Damon, Chris Moore

Screenwriter

Matt Damon, John Krasinski

Starring

Story


"Promised Land" is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting", "Milk"). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company's expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company's offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). "Promised Land" explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge.

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John Krasinski stars as Dustin Noble in Focus Features' Promised Land (2012)
Matt Damon stars as Steve Butler in Focus Features' Promised Land (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a drama both timely in subject matter and fantastically entertaining..”
by Amanda Mae Meyncke [Film.com]
“..offers no wiggle room, no ambiguities, eccentricities or human contradictions to its characters; they are placards with famous faces..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
“..though the film eventually caves to sentiment and stereotype, its alert performances and muted rhythms offer much to enjoy in the interim..”