Promised Land

Promised Land
  • 2012
  • US / UAE
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gus Van Sant
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook
  • UK release: 19 April 2013

A gas salesman (Damon) and his partner (McDormand) arrive at a run-down rural town to make what they think is an easy sale. However, a schoolteacher (Holbrook) leads a campaign to stop the pair.

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Promised Land

26 Mar 20133 stars

Gus Van Sant's eco-drama is fundamentally likeable but shies away from deeper issues

Director Gus Van Sant is no stranger to tackling challenging subject matter, be it school shootings (Elephant), gay rights (Milk) or critically derided remakes (Psycho). His latest effort takes on the controversial gas-mining process fracking, with a…

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