Summary: There is a very strong moral theme to this film which challenges the American Dream; Matt Damon is well cast as the lantern-jawed salesman for a fracking company. Whilst his character displays signs of a strong belief that what he is doing is the best option for the landowners, his resolve is tested to the very end when the true depth of the deception is revealed.
Summary: Clever, clever film. Oil fracking is a topical hot potatoe, so hardly surprising a film would soon be made. A great public relations story, well acted and with a pat on the back twist that fools even the best of the oil PR men, Steve Butler (Damon).
Excerpt: There are a number of actors that I trust to give a good performance in almost any movie, and Matt Damon belongs on that list. He's probably best known for playing Jason Bourne, and some of my friends are disappointed that he didn't want to play similar roles for the rest of his life. I thought he was great as Bourne, but my favorite performances came in The Departed, Good Will Hunting, and Rounders.
Summary: Somethings get overlooked anf this was one of those films. I thinkit should have be an oscar contender but it was slow, slight BUT the end result was utterly worth it. DAmon was great but Mcdormand stole the show.
Summary: A very entertaining film about potential eco issues with the topical subject of 'Fracking' to produce shale gas. Matt Damon and Frances McDormand are very good as the company reps getting farmers in a mid west area to sign up leases to allow drilling on their land. As with most of these environmental issues thought, there never appears a limit to how far a faceless multi national company will go to exploit money from everyone.
Summary: Oder: Global Go Home Country roads, take me home... Steve Butler (Matt Damon) arbeitet für den Energiekonzern Global Crosspower Solutions, welcher natürliches Erdgas mittels einer Bohrtechnik namens "Fracking" gewinnt. Steve hat ein gutes Händchen, Landbesitzern Verträge aufzuschwatzen, damit die Firma weitere Ressourcen erhält.