Promised Land (2012)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“We’re not fighting for land, Steve, we’re fighting for people. ” – Dustin Noble

Number of Times Seen – Twice (27 Jan 2013 and 7 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – An employee for a Gas company begins to grow a conscience when he shows up in a small town in order to convince the locals to allow his company to begin drilling in the area.

Bottom Line – Informative film that starts off really well and then moves downhill because things get a bit to convoluted and confusing along the way due to the attempt to explain everything in very scientific terms. The cast is very talented with Matt Damon, Frances McDormond an John Krasinki doing fine job with their characters. Great seeing Hal Holbrook in a small yet integral part in the story.  The stry gets to be a bit too bogged down after the half way pint which makes it harder to really care about what happens here which is quite unfortunate.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Originally, this movie was supposed to be Matt Damon’s directorial debut. But due to short time to prepare for the movie and also some creative conflicts, Damon dropped out as the director (but remained as an actor) and Gus Van Sant came aboard to direct. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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