Written August 31, 2016
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.
Written October 23, 2016
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 February 25, 2017
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 May 06, 2016
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 July 23, 2016
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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