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R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen), who is both ruthless and mysterious, has ties to one of the most dangerous crime families in London. He crosses paths with Anna (Naomi Watts), a midwife who has come across potentially damaging evidence against the family, which forces him to set in motion a plan of deceit, death and retribution.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen , Naomi Watts , Vincent Cassel , Armin Mueller-Stahl , Sinéad Cusack , Donald Sumpter , Jerzy Skolimowski , Josef Altin

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

Eastern Promises (2007)

Release Date: September 14th, 2007|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In Eastern Promises, shot to envelop by the great Peter Suschitzky, Cronenberg brings us face to face with the horror of self. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A thoroughly entertaining film by a director at the height of his ability. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Eastern Promises has a compelling story and strong performances to back up what may seem excessive or sensationalistic. show more

  • May 22, 2008 gyekelchik
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    1. Vory v Zakone are all in their 80's. They have been replaced by much more violent and more powerful mafia's.2. No one in the movie speaks Russian - or close to understable Russian... A lot of of the time - had to switch he subtitles on to understand... 3. No story line what so ever... 4. Movie only concetrates on tattoos and throat cutting... Which russian mafia's excel in - however - no real ties to the real underworld. 5. I THOUGHT I SAW THE WRONG MOVIE AT FIRST - COMPLETE GARBAGE... WOULD NOT RECOMMEND EVEN IF YOU ARE ABLE TO SEE IT FOR FREE...

  • May 22, 2008 Marie
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    Having seen Viggo Mortenson in "A History Of Violence" I know what a wonderful actor he has become. I have not seen "Eastern Promises" yet I intend to, most likely by renting the video. The synopsis intrigues me, so I am eager for it to come out on DVD.P.S. I have just re-rented "A History Of Violence" something I rarely do!!

  • May 22, 2008 Vimalakirti
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    A brilliant and striking film, but too bloody and sadistic for my taste. It isn't entertainment, but it is a near-perfect example of film art.

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