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Promised Land
6.6 out of 10

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Overall 6
6.0

Promised Land

High-Def Digest
26 April 2013
  • Summary: Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant reunite for this cautionary drama that's more about one corporate salesman's personal journey than any related politics concerning environmental issues with hydraulic fracturing.
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 5
5.0
Audio 7
7.0
Extras 3
3.0

PROMISED LAND - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
24 April 2013
  • Summary: The art of cinema can be educating and entertaining, but "Promised Land" fails on both accounts.
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 6
6.0
Extras 2
2.0

Promised Land (2012)

blu-ray.com
18 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Earnest and sincere for a stretch, manipulative and implausible in the end, Promised Land is a message movie that nearly forgets its message. Rather than present an honest story honestly, Van Sant, Damon and Krasinski drill too deep and poison the waters, adding in a twist that almost ruins the...
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Overall 5
4.5

Promised Land

AV Club
27 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Using film to advocate for one side of an issue or another is a tricky business: “If you want to send a message, try Western Union,” goes the famous Frank Capra quote. Documentaries risk being brushed off as mere propaganda—Capra produced some of that himself with the Why We Fight films—but if...
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Review: ‘Promised Land’

Variety
5 December 2012
  • Summary: A quietly absorbing if finally somewhat dubious drama about an unlikely anti-corporate crusader, "Promised Land" uses a familiar story arc to decry corruption in the energy industry, specifically the controversial natural-gas drilling technique known as "fracking."
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Review: ‘Promised Land’

Variety
13 September 2004
  • Summary: The traffic in sex slaves from Eastern Europe is not pretty, so it makes perfect sense that Amos Gitai should choose to make his drama on the subject, "Promised Land," depressing, brutal and ugly looking. Problem is, resulting film is also incoherent, unedifying and slightly salacious.
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Review: ‘Promised Land’

Variety
23 August 2004
  • Summary: Although set in California with a mostly American cast, former docu-helmer Michael Beltrami's sputtering road-movie "Promised Land" topped off its tank with production coin entirely from Swiss and Italian backers.
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Review: ‘Promised Land’

Variety
29 September 2002
  • Summary: Heavy on portent but underwhelming in payoff, South African thriller "Promised Land" reps an ungainly mix of quasi-horror and "Straw Dogs"-type rural ruffianism, with Apartheid-resistant Afrikaner farmers cast as the evildoers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Promised Land (Universal)

hifitest.de
13 January 2014
  • Summary: In einer Welt mit immer mächtigeren Firmen kommt Promised Land genau richtig. Die Schattenseiten des Systems werden beleuchtet, ohne die Vorteile zu verstecken.
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Overall 5
5.0

Promised Land

Gamereactor
7 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Filmen: Promised Land var tänkt att bli Matt Damons regidebut, men istället höll han sig till att "bara" skriva manuset samt ta sig an en huvudroll i denna propagandaberättelse om girighet, rikedom och politik.
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