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THE PROMISE

 
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At Theaters: 4/21/2017 On Video: 7/18/2017
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 12 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 600985
Studio: Open Road Films
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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
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Drama - This is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey. Fans of Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon will enjoy, as well as those of Christian Bale though his role is more secondary. Language, sensuality, violence, and adult subject matter make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Christian Bale KNIGHT OF CUPS, THE BIG SHORT
Oscar Isaac X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, MOJAVE, EX MACHINA
Charlotte Le Bon THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
Director: Terry George RESERVATION ROAD
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 S-word; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Shootings, fights, beatings with some blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: War combat and chases.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Although at times overwrought and overtly manipulative, the film as a whole is like a kick to the gut. Its depictions of brutality, unusually strong for a PG-13 production, are sufficiently graphic to bring home the tragedy of the situation on a visceral level...

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good The depiction of the savagery inflicted on Armenia is bracing. George is determined to make his story as much about the dead as about the fictional survivors. It's in that respect that "The Promise” earns its unsettling honor.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Average ...the impediments to true love become the story instead of fading, as they should, into the background. The actors do what they can to keep their heads above the sudsy script. No go. It's distressing to see a great subject go wrong in the right hands.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Below Average The Promise simply turns this historical tragedy into mere background noise for a flimsy romantic triangle. And by failing to satisfyingly fill in the characters involved in that triangle, the film becomes unbelievable only as a missed opportunity.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 18 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
2
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
5
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
11
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 18 moviegoers:
For some reason this movie didn't draw much of an audience. At our prime time showing, there were only two other moviegoers. Fortunately, the small number of reviews collected clearly show that moviegoers really enjoyed "The Promise," with a very large percentage indicating that they loved it.

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