A complex morality tale

By Mark1271
Written January 13, 2013
The Promised Land could have been an environmentalist vs corporations film, but Matt Damon made one for thinkers. Damon's character is "a good man" who tries to do good. He also portrays a character who does not come to easy answers about a complex issue. I highly recommend this film.
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If You Don't Take A Stand....

By Meriweather
Written July 30, 2014
will you inspire discussion, debate and an exchange of ideas? Promised Land pretends that it isn't taking sides, and, as a result it may not be as interesting as it might be. The ways to manipulate "us" are clearly outlined, the actors do a creditable job with the script, and the question about how far corporations in America are allowed to go, although clearly defined, are not addressed. In fact, there's not really a question, just a sorry outcome. The movie's message seems to be that no matter how far we, as consumers go, the corporation will go further, and we will always end up on the short end of the bargin. There is always another patsy to take a corporate sales position and sell us a bill of goods. At a time when we are all asking questions about these things, would it have been a welcome challenge to have something that inspired us to find answers, rather than just another vehicle to showcase the vast talents of Matt Damon?
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PROMISED LAND

By moviesindelraybeach
Written September 17, 2014
WHILE I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD GO AND SEE THIS MOVIE TO INFORM THEMSELVES OF THE DANGERS TO OUR LAND FROM FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS AND THE ACTING WAS SUPERB, I FOUND THE SCRIPT NOT TO BE ENGAGING; COULD BE THE CHARACTERS WERE UNDERDEVELOPED. A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT FROM SUCH AMAZING TALENT.
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Promised Land

By Sj aol
Written September 19, 2014
A well-made film with an attractive cast that makes a case against the fracking extraction of domestic natural gas. The case is made in the context of dishonest manipulation by an immensely wealthy corporation, but without discussion of the brief mention in the credits of film financing from Abu Dhabi, a major oil exporter. Until/unless the credits are altered to give full direct dislosure & discussion of the financing I recommend against the film.
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Clever but moralizing

By Scots_Rancher
Written September 17, 2014
Big business seals deals regardless of who gets hurt, who gets trampled, and what the outcome is for years ... I did feel like it was written by a smug, tree hugging Hollywood executive as an educational film ... lots of moral themes the greatest of which is that big business and "f-you money" as Matt Damon's character called it, will destroy our ability to produce safe food and to have safe water.
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