Metacritic Movie Ratings
Promised Land Reviews

3.0

55

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Urgent, heartfelt, and not-quite-as-predictable-as-you-think environmental rabble-rouser.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Promised Land is an involving and timely tale that explores the changing nature and complex challenges of rural life.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Promised Land presents its environmental concerns in a clear, upfront manner but hits some narrative and character bumps in the second half that weaken the impact of this fundamentally gentle, sympathetic work.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    There's also reason to worry when a simplistic movie like this one takes on an issue of overarching importance to the nation's future. The challenges presented by fracking are immense, and Capra-esque nostalgia isn't helpful.

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