Written May 29, 2017
i thought it was quite boring and was disappointed in Matt Damon's performance. Used to seeing him in rather exciting movies, like the Bourne Series, where the plot and action carry you along.
In this movie he seemed to be sort of short and overweight, with a paunch, and certainly not handsome. Also did not project any real personality.
The movie really just confirms America's opinion of Big Business as totally corrupt and immoral. They would do anything to make more millions.
Very lack luster movie.
Written February 26, 2017
On a 1 to 10 scale I rate this movie a 6. Good plot. Would be alright to wait for video on this one.
Written December 29, 2012
I have a house in upstate NY in a small town just like the one portrayed in Promised Land. I thought the portrayal of the people and the politics was right on. I am a low key activist in the anti-fracking movement, and while this movie has its flaws, it does describe what's happening in the regions of the country that have Marcellus and Utica shale. The big gas companies are trying to take advantage of the poverty in these areas, and dangle the prospect of huge prospects in front of the noses of the people who are struggling the hardest. The reality is that some do get very rich, but the companies do not explain that your property - and perhaps your neighbors' as well, becomes toxified. The water supplies become polluted, and stream down into reservoirs that supply New York City and other regions. There is much more to know - seeing this movie will get your feet wet.
Written February 27, 2017
This movie was no Silkwood, Good Will Hunting or Gasland, it was safe
way to get the message about fracking out to the public. I have to
agree with the other reviewer on this film. Matt Damon seems to have
lost his passion for acting in this movie or maybe he was playing safe
so not to lose funding for future movies he wants to make. It is just
hard to believe that Matt Damon's character all of sudden grows a
conscience after being promoted to a VP position. Or how someone who
excels as one of the top lease signers for his company could sound like
such a bumbling newbie when talking to the public regarding his
companies intentions. There is a surprising twist but I understand how
companies i.e. chemical, utility or mining companies will do anything
to get their way. This movie could have delivered a harder impact on
such an important subject. I look forward to reading your reviews and
happy movie watching.
Written March 30, 2017
This was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Both Matt Damon and John Krasinski were excellent. Frances McDormond was also extremely good. This was a very topical movie in that fracking is going on all over the US. I also thought that Hal Holbrook was perfectly cast.
If you haven't seen it, I would advise you to go.