Eastern Promises Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 590

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 316

Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/23/2007

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: David Cronenberg

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

Plot: 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.

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.

Full Movie Reviews

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"Eastern Promises" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/09/2012

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 …

Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Like a Picture Book

Franz Patrick - wrote on 02/05/2008

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 …

Delorted
Delorted
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Review - Eastern Promises (2007)

Delorted - wrote on 12/14/2007

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 “Eastern Promises.”

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

I’m not going to pretend this review is going anywhere. There’s nothing exciting about this film except for the violence, which goes a …

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