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The Pledge

Release Date: January 19th, 2001

R|2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
On the day of his retirement, detective Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) accepts a gift -- an airline ticket to Mexico. But when the body of a murdered eight-year-old girl is discovered in the mountains, Jerry offers his expertise at the crime scene. When an ambitious younger cop wrenches a dubious confession from a simple-minded suspect, the case is closed... but not for Jerry.

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Genres: Crime drama, Mystery

Distributor: E Stars Films, Warner Bros.

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • In crafting a fierce, fragmented, downbeat film about a character who makes the wrong decision as a man by being right as a cop, Penn flies in the face of what sells in Hollywood. Godspeed. show more

  • The problem isn't a lack of substance, and certainly not a dearth of talent, but a shortage of fun. show more

  • It is understatement to say that Nicholson does some of the finest work of his career here, easily equaling "The Shining" for gargoyle monstrousness and "As Good as It Gets" for tortured humanism. show more

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