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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Corporate sales partners Steve Butler (Matt Damon) and Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand) arrive in a small town to secure drilling rights for a natural-gas company. They believe that the economic decline has done their work for them and that the townspeople will happily accept whatever offer they make. However, they don't consider the objections of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) and the leader (John Krasinski) of a grassroots campaign against the company's objective.

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

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Promised Land (2012)

Release Date: January 4th, 2013|1 hr. 46 min.

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fan reviews ( 43 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Gus Van Sant finds the human side of a knotty issue. No polemics. Just the face of a new America in crisis. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Promised Land is a fine place to start appreciating Matt Damon, who always makes it seem as if everybody else is acting and he's just going through the movie being natural. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Promised Land is an involving and timely tale that explores the changing nature and complex challenges of rural life. show more

  • August 05, 2013 headleit
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    promised land\\ \\ .......

  • July 08, 2013 stevecono
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    Matt Damon must have owed a big favor to star in this half truth, surpy no where. boring charactor actors. Pass

  • January 22, 2013 jk00000000135816
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    A very entertaining and thought provoking film that protrays the difficult ethical and moral struggles citizens in Anywhere, US must face when the landman comes to town. Many will be able to relate to such struggles. Well worth seeing again!

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