• The Oath (2018)

The Oath

Release Date: October 12th, 2018

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2019

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

When Chris, a high-strung news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the president, their reaction is disbelief. As the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris' own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents sends an already tense holiday gathering completely off the rails.

Cast: Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis, Jon Barinholtz, Meredith Hagner, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen

Director: Ike Barinholtz

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: QC Entertainment

Keywords: Spirited, Tense, Car, 2010s, Rivalry, Husband, Amusing, House, Hilarious, Wife, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Film Journal International

    The level of internal anger in this flick obliterates all semblance of tone. Its wafting from giddy to gritty and back is unnerving, when not downright annoying. show more

  • 70
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    The Oath is a film of its time, and that immediacy is both its strength and its downfall. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Clearly coming from the left but happy to make characters of all political stripes look bad, the film is often hard to take, offering laughs that are rarely cathartic enough to compensate. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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