Written January 04, 2013
I honestly could not find a solid 10 mins or more in this movie to be "fufilling" or even somewhat entertaining. All jokes were predictable and the funniest stuff was the pickup line in the bar (which you can see for free in the trailer).
Don't bother. If you like Matt, then wait for DVD or Netflix streaming. Full price is a rip off for this one.
Written January 12, 2013
One of those activist movies (don't get me wrong, I'm an activist too!), but it wasn't interesting enough to suit me. I love Matt Damon, but I think his talents were wasted on this one.
Written August 23, 2014
Your seeing this movie in previews on television and in theater trailers and wondering what is about? Well here, I will sum it up for you. It is about big business's trying to move into a community to force it's residence out because they believe it is a natural gas resource and doing so by all out lying to the people. I can't believe I actually stayed a wake for this hunk of garbage. I will give you my attention grabbing lines for this film. "Matt Damon has never been worse", "Frances McDormant is a careless A-hole", "Hal Holbrook turns in a mesmerizing performance as Frank Yates" and "Sure to be a Razzie nominee. Don't waste your money on Promised Land. You will be wishing you can have your time and money back.
Written January 13, 2013
Promised Land is a good movie for understanding the many sides of the natural gas fracking issue. Unfortunately, the movie is laced with cliches, from the big bad corporate entity to the frumpy old retired scientist returned to his childhood home. The ending plot twist, while a complete surprise, is so unbelievable as to actually be a letdown. Matt Damon gives his usual fine "earnest guy" portrayal and the movie does offer an interesting insight into a rural America that is quickly ending. But, I was expecting a lot better plot line that what the movie gave.
Written October 21, 2014
A movie with Matt Damon always seems to be a win win movie with him as as an actor and the story line; with this movie it is much the same. Being retired from the oil and gas profession I could see somewhat of a reality with the storyline mixed with a love Steve Butler had for the small town atmosphere as well as a connection with the girl he met. I did feel anger when the so called environmentalist did the demonstrationin the class room, as being from the oil and gas community I knew it was just wrong and almost an insult. My biggest criticism is Matt Damon is a very likeable character which I am sure he is both on and off the screen, however some of the language he uses changes the projection somewhat. I beieve if we are to set an example for our children certainly the Lord's name in vain should be eliminated from the movie as well as other disrespectful slang. Over all I thought it was a very good movie and very much enjoyed. Four thumbs up here on a scale of five.