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January 22, 2013
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
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
This movie is filled with half-truths and the rest is outright lies. Avoid seeing it
January 19, 2013
Frightening to see what the companies will do just to get money. Worth seeing for the information.
January 12, 2013
I can't help feel that some important things were left out of this movie...like the fact that it was financed by Abu Dhabi...I think it will be a long time until i see another Damon movie, I liked him so much more in the Mr. Ripley flick.
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An earnest attempt, sometimes effective, sometimes clumsy, to dramatize the central arguments about fracking and its impact. Full Review
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
Promised Land is an involving and timely tale that explores the changing nature and complex challenges of rural life. Full Review
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
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
Just watched #PromisedLand. Very good movie. Deja-vu in a few parts for me.
May 20,2013 - 3:53am