Eastern Promises Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

A new kind of mafia film, "Eastern Promises" struck me as a Russian version of "The Godfather" with a fittingly grim nature.

Rating of
3.5/4

FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 06/06/2013

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

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/17/2012

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.

Rating of
3/4

Moviehead - wrote on 04/01/2012

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

Rating of
3/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/02/2012

Russian "cleaner" Nikolai Luzhin (Viggo Mortensen) gets an important diary from Anna Khitrova (Naomi Watts), a British-Russian midwife at a London hospital. Had some realistic fight scenes and twists in the story. Mortensen shows a remarkable performance and Watts was solid. Only reservations this reviewer had was the conclusion and lack of better action from the lead. Eastern Promises is a gripping drama about the Russian mob.

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 12/08/2011

Cool crime story, with ruthless characters and topped off by another surprising performance from Viggo. Great film.

Rating of
2/4

PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 04/12/2010

The only redeeming qualities about this film are that Viggo Mortensen does a wonderful job as one of the scariest villains I've seen, and that it ended.

Rating of
3/4

CJP - wrote on 09/17/2008

Action: 3/3, Comedy 0/2, Good vs. Evil 1/1, Romance/Love 1/1, Special effects 0.5/1, Plot 1/1, Music 0.5/1. Overall 7/10 or 70%, which is 3/4 stars for my rating system. Mortensen's Oscar-nominated performance highlights this no holds barred venture into the Russian Mafia. Well acted and above avergae telling for the viewer to digest.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/08/2008

Pairing Cronenberg with Mortensen worked in A History of Violence, and it works again here. A solid story, a few twists and one uncomfortable but spectacular fight scene all adds up to a brutal, yet sophisticated film.

Rating of
3/4

Nick - wrote on 04/13/2008

A good drama about the Russian Mafia. The movie does drag a little here and there, but the acting is top notch and there are a couple really good scenes. One of the better movies of 2007.

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