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Promised Land

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

December 28, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Gus Van Sant

Starring :

Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Frances McDormand, Lucas Black, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, Hal Holbrook

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

“..though the film eventually caves to sentiment and stereotype, its alert performances and muted rhythms offer much to enjoy in the interim..”
“..the rigidly oriented story is adorned with lively, engaging, understated performances..”
by Richard Brody [New Yorker]
“..the actors have written before ... but they have something to say rather than a story to tell, and the agenda ends up defusing the drama. Van Sant just has a place he wants to visit. He makes us want to visit it, too..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“..offers no wiggle room, no ambiguities, eccentricities or human contradictions to its characters; they are placards with famous faces..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
“..although too dramatically underpowered to achieve more than modest commercial impact, this well-acted, minor-key passion project for star-producer-scribe Matt Damon could parlay heated op-ed coverage into a respectable arthouse showing..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
3 of 4

“..actually a potent and powerful look at how the stressed economy is stressing farm communities across America..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..a sympathetic but dramatically choppy look at a small town beset by an environmental choice..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : A-

“..a drama both timely in subject matter and fantastically entertaining..”
by Amanda Mae Meyncke [Film.com]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [New York Times]

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