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Promised Land

(2012)
R In Theaters 12/28/2012 , 140min.
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65%
Viewer score based on 39 ratings
55%
Critic score based on 36 reviews

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August 05, 2013
headleit
promised land\\ \\ .......
July 08, 2013
stevecono
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
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!
January 21, 2013
joyceand
Quite good! Matt Damon and Frances McDormand are sent by a conglomerate to dupe the residents of a farm town into allowing the company to \"frack\" for natural gas in their town. John Krasinski is an anvironmentalist trying to thwart their efforts. Great acting, drama, and a twist ending.
January 20, 2013
tipka
This movie is filled with half-truths and the rest is outright lies. Avoid seeing it

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
An earnest attempt, sometimes effective, sometimes clumsy, to dramatize the central arguments about fracking and its impact. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Despite their Everyman appeal, Damon and Krasinski don't create much by way of emotional investment, instead becoming mirror images of their most mild-mannered, white-bread selves. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Promised Land is an involving and timely tale that explores the changing nature and complex challenges of rural life. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
Gus Van Sant's new film offends for how it views the struggles of the landowners at the heart of its story as subservient to their oppressor's triumph of the spirit. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
Promised Land can't help but preach its cause in obvious ways that continually hold back an otherwise well-acted, swiftly paced drama. Full Review

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