Promised Land - Review

By 197ravenhill
Written January 05, 2013
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.
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An extremely important issue

By johannamt
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.
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thank god a movie without all the blood and killing.

By luvstainless
Written September 18, 2014
On a 1 to 10 scale I rate this movie a 6. Good plot. Would be alright to wait for video on this one.
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By Dmh766
Written July 11, 2013
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It's a very one-sided, uber-liberal anti-fracking movie

By onlygoodmovies4me
Written December 29, 2012
An inconvenient movie... it's brainwashing 101. Radical liberals will love it, educated citizens will see it for what it is. It's bad enough that they indoctrinate your children in public schools but when it comes to having a choice, don't spend your money on propaganda comrade.
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