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The Promise Review

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1.5

Dave White Profile

more flying around and … I … uh … Read full review

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  • 3.0
    53

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    There's a nice Road Runner-cartoon moment when the slave runs really, really fast, carrying the wounded general on his back while dodging an attack of CG bulls. I can't imagine Road Runner was what Chen had in mind for the most expensive movie ever made in China, but then, I was born too late for the time of the snowy eagle.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The over-the-top acting is forgivable, but the plot's incoherence is not.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    So absurdly overproduced that there's even a surfeit of cherry blossoms. By the end they look like litter.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    While it aspires to draw the same audiences who admired "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Hero," The Promise is but a pale imitation of those landmark films.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    I'm not sure the director should return to this particular genre, whatever you'd call it. But he is, in fact, a real director.

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