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Eastern Promises (2007) Movie Information

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Eastern Promises (2007)
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Overall Rank:

584

Avg. Rating:

3.00/4

# of Ratings:

310

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/14/2007

DVD Release:

12/23/2007

Director:

David Cronenberg

Actors:

Viggo Mortensen
Vincent Cassel
Naomi Watts
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Donald Sumpter
Raza Jaffrey

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

In London, a 14 year old girl dies giving birth to a child. A midwife finds her diary and tries to uncover the mystery behind her death and where her family is located.

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FSUNoles27TS 06/06/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A very interesting movie. Never really picks up into anything, just kind of goes alone and tells a magnificent story.

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mitchellyoung 08/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Viggo Mortensen gives a bold and raw performance in Cronenberg's second film in his recent foray into linear crime films. The film deals with themes of violence, brutality, and redemption in a clearer manner than in History of Violence and succeeds in crafting an exciting thriller that also deals with deeper content.

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Moviehead 04/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Good film. Interesting. Intense. Could be better. And ending was just great.

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  Yojimbo
Yojimbo
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04/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Eastern Promises" by Yojimbo

When a young girl dies during childbirth in a London hospital, the midwife tries to find out who she was by having her diary translated leading her to become embroiled in the affairs of the Russian mob. David Cronenberg's follow up to A History Of Violence shares a lot of common themes with it; it stars Viggo Mortensen (once again on top form), contains some brutally realistic violence and a grim and completely unsexy sex scene. The other performances are also strong, including Armin Mueller-Stahl as the Russian "Godfather" whose initial seemingly warm and familial attitude contains suitably sinister undercurrents, Vincent Cassel as his son and heir who deals with his latent homosexuality in this homophobic world with alcohol induced debauchery and Naomi Watts once again proves she is mor...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Franz Patrick
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02/05/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Like a Picture Book

This is a film where characters contain many layers and it's fascinating to watch the story unfold. David Croenberg effectively fuses thriller and drama because the script is so tight and very down-to-earth. I'm glad to have seen a glimpse of the Russian mafia because I haven't seen a lot of movies about them. Although Naomi Watts is a misty-eyed woman once again like in some of her other films, Viggo Mortensen shines as a silent driver of a Russian mob boss' son. Another thing I liked about this movie is that the things that are unsaid are more powerful than things that are stated. There are various implications that the audiences should just know or understand, which I think is a touch of a masterful director because it helps the audience interact with the story. This is definitely one ...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Delorted
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12/14/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Eastern Promises (2007)

Anna (Naomi Watts) was not expecting what the future held when she delivered the baby of a dying girl. She quickly got caught up in the life of a man named Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen) in ďEastern Promises.Ē

And once again Iím given a film Iím not sure how to explain. Mortensenís acting alone is worth watching the film, but itís really not that interesting as a whole. The story is fine, and all of the acting is really good, but overall, thereís just nothing really groundbreaking about this movie. The reason I point this out is because I donít understand the high acclaim it is receiving, such as its Golden Globe nomination recently.

Iím not going to pretend this review is going anywhere. Thereís nothing exciting about this film except for the violence, which goes a little overboard. I s...

Rating of
3/4 

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