Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: January 19, 2001
6.5
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Generally favorable reviews based on 39 Ratings
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SpangleAug 6, 2016
The Pledge is a terrific film until the very end where things happen to quickly. I am content with the resolution to the case, but everything else in that finale happened far too quickly and seemed incredibly unnatural and rushed. However,The Pledge is a terrific film until the very end where things happen to quickly. I am content with the resolution to the case, but everything else in that finale happened far too quickly and seemed incredibly unnatural and rushed. However, the proceeding hour and 45 minutes were terrific. Tense, engaging, and draped in paranoia, Jack Nicholson turns in a terrific performance as a detective who keeps working a case after retirement and is intent on finding a man who is kidnapping and viciously killing little girls. Some have called the film's subject disturbing, but the film is never graphic (or at least never more graphic than your average crime mystery). The rest of the cast is very able with Benicio del Toro standing out amongst a sea of talented supporting actors. The direction from Sean Penn is more than capable and though I disagree with his decisions towards the end, the rest of the film is great. Overall, The Pledge is a little bit of a let down due to a rushed ending that tries to race to the finish. Expand
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FernandoOct 21, 2002
Good movie. Well directed, great preformance from Our Jack. Hi chance you'll hate it tho cos it's so damn slow. Snails on valium crawling through treacle move faster. But this doesn't make it a bad movie, just one with Good movie. Well directed, great preformance from Our Jack. Hi chance you'll hate it tho cos it's so damn slow. Snails on valium crawling through treacle move faster. But this doesn't make it a bad movie, just one with negligible mass appeal. You are not the yardstick. You are not definitive You are one person among six billion. Taste is relative; quality is absolute. Remember that. Expand
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DonL.Jul 5, 2001
A thought-provoking, troubling movie that offers compelling, albeit depressing, viewing. Wonderful performances abound, and Nicholson is fantastic as a man searching for, but never reaching, redemption.
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FriedO.Feb 9, 2001
Clearly not a film that the average couch-potato will understand. Touches upon the deeply spiritual questions of self-trust, duty, love, and "what evil lurks in the heart of mankind." Beautifully filmed and acted. What more can you ask for?
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AJM.Jan 25, 2001
The Pledge is with out a doubt one of Nicholson's finest....This film will bring great recognition to Penn's directorial talents....A must see!!!!!
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RyanM.Jun 21, 2001
This film is boring and unsatisfying, but in some strange way it pulls you and you seem to stay interested.
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