Talk about underrated. The movie is nearly perfect. It's characters feel more real and believable than any I can even remember, and the screenplay is keen on real life interaction. The character development here never feels forced. In addition to this the acting is basically flawless from the entire cast, and it's directed with extreme skill. It's about as good as a drama of this breed can get. I have a feeling that the natural gas companies paid off some of the reviewers so they'd review it poorly.
Great acting and a great story. Worth seeing with all of the big blockbusters out in the theaters today. Like small town America, this film captures the charm and spirit of those of us who still believe in an American Dream that isn't filled with greed and the false promises of big corporations.
Like so many earnestly conceived morality tales, Promised Land is built around a man's quandaries. Any actor less skilled and sympathetic than Damon might have betrayed the material into obviousness. [14 Jan. 2013, p.78]
An interesting subject, a respected director, an impeccable direction, with an spectacular cinematography and pleasant music, Promised Land is more than what it promises but does not advance more than what it tries, thestory is not so much a critic as it is a reflection, there are structural flaws in the script, but its protagonist manages to get ahead, in addition to that its director helps sufficiently
Promised Land is a solid flick with a good message about the dangers that come with fracking and how big businesses try to take advantage of small towns. Again, if you can get past the pacing Promised Land is a solid movie that benefits from the sure direction of Van Sant and the performances of the main cast. Its a passable political drama that touches on a very important issue this day and age.
I cant wait to see this liberal hogwash not only bomb but get made fun for years to come. While Matt Damon is probably a better actor then I am, him and clooney's liberal projects are so horrible I wish they would just stick to making semi funny heist pictures to pick apart America corporate greed.
This movie was so poorly written, the acting so bad, that I did not even care about the actual subject matter. This could easily be Matt Damon's worst performance ever. How believable is it that he is the top sales guy for a billion dollar company He behaves like a loser salesman who cannot even sell a used car to a blind man...stuttering, mumbling, no eye contact. But yes, he gets a promotion.
I really wonder who puts down money to get this crap produced. Because it will for sure never earn itself back.