Written January 14, 2013
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.
Written January 10, 2013
THIS MOVIE SHOULD REMIND EACH OF US TO PROTECT GOD'S EARTH! WHILE SHALE FLAGGING MAY BE A MEANS OF RELEASING NATURAL GAS, IS IT THE BEST WAY? IT'S A SUTTLE BUT AFFECTIVE POLITICAL PIECE! MATT DAMON DOES A FINE JOB; REALISTIC CHARACTER. HOPING, EACH PERSON THINKS LONG AND HARD ABOUT LIVING ONE WITH NATURE!
Written January 05, 2013
Go if you are an environmental wacko, hate big business, and love getting our energy sources from countries that hate us. You can't miss the message.
Besides, the movie was tedious and boring. It also had a very predictable ending.
Written January 08, 2013
Well acted....a message film. I am more than a little sympathetic to the enviorenmental position it is supporting, but I think the ending was a little improbable. consequently it may have damaged it cause more than helped it.
Written January 04, 2013
There are times when the comfort of predictability, a cocoon of complacency is the perfect anecdote in a season of massive doses of mayhem, morbidity, dismemberment and destruction...
“Promised Land” is the fare, pabulum, alleviating the the gloom of “Les Miz,” “Django Unchained”; a dose of “fracking” (a combination of water, sand and chemicals, hydraulically drilled into the ground to release natural gas) leads to a mildly entertaining film about the explosion of modern technology and its harmful/healing effects on a small farming community, slowly suffocating from financial duress...
It is sweetly satisfying forecasting the conclusion; “Promised Land” gifts the viewer wholesome folks, devoid of pretense; illusions rooted in reality; they want to educate their children, fix their tractors; enjoy the local pub on Friday evenings. For many, this is as good as it gets...
TWO AND 1/2 STARS!!
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