Promised Land

2012 • 106 minutes
3.6
214 reviews
53%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Matt Damon stars in Promised Land, the compelling contemporary drama based on an original screenplay by John Krasinski and Damon and directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting). Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Matt Damon) has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner (Frances McDormand) to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. What seems like an easy job for the duo quickly becomes complicated by a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook), a slick environmental activist (John Krasinski), and Steve's interest in a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads.
3.6
214 reviews
Jim Lockman
April 12, 2013
About what I'd expect from the ignorant liberal that Matt apparently always has been. Didn't do any serious research into fracking, just went with what Dicaprio shouted out his window as he drove by in his battery-pack-laden Prius. Popular eco bullshit that's already been debunked by, gasp, actual science and REAL research. Stick to your Jason Bourne schtick, Matt....ohhh wait, Renner is a much better actor, so ehhh, just go away.
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cierra Wright
May 29, 2013
Fracing has been around for fifty years there has not been one proven fact that craving causes damage to water.I've worker on track sites and seen first hand what goes on. I hate to tell you the same chemical put down s franc well us also used o potato plants I. Idaho...if your going to protest something know the facts not the liberal talking points.
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Saab Man
April 11, 2013
Funded by anti-fracking group with big money in foreign oil. So glad it was a flop so the far-left Damon can chalk up another loser on his ideological repertoire of stinkers. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wondering whether the producers of this movie are against American energy independence - they absolutely are. A total misrepresentation of how fracking works. Shame, shame.
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