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The Pledge Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    71

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The problem isn't a lack of substance, and certainly not a dearth of talent, but a shortage of fun.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The movie wouldn't be imaginable without its commanding star. Nicholson is in virtually every scene underplaying to great effect

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Penn is a true talent, but there's just enough languid pretension to The Pledge to make you wonder if he's ultimately more interested in parading his promise as a director than in fulfilling it.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Penn and Nicholson take risks with the material and elevate the movie to another, unanticipated, haunting level.

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