Movies Like The Pledge

Opening

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16% And So It Goes Jul 25
90% A Most Wanted Man Jul 25
56% The Fluffy Movie Jul 25

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $36.3M
56% The Purge: Anarchy $29.8M
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue $17.5M
18% Sex Tape $14.6M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $9.8M
23% Tammy $7.4M
85% 22 Jump Street $4.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.9M
49% Earth to Echo $3.3M
49% Maleficent $3.2M

Coming Soon

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—— Get On Up Aug 01
93% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
46% Child Of God Aug 01

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82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

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83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Pledge Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

[Penn] sustains a mesmerizing intensity while relentlessly building toward an emotionally wrenching climax.

Full Review Source: The Moving Picture Show | Original Score: 4/4

July 18, 2014
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Sean Penn's agonizing, angst-ridden "The Pledge" feels like a mystery less about murder and more about the inexplicable dangers of impulse and guilt. It's also a waning opportunity to see Jack Nicholson as anything besides a silver-haired hornball.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 17, 2010
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Nicholson rules over The Pledge with a shaky hand, and that's the source of his power here.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 22, 2007

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

After two honorable failures, Sean Penn makes quantum leap forward with an intriguing murder mystery that's also effective as a psychological character study. Nicholosn's riveting turn compensates for deliberate pacing and downbeat tone.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

October 8, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Penn shows restraint and patience, letting the actors discover moments, rhythms, and quirks that make their characters believable.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: A-

January 15, 2005
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

É uma pena que nem todos tenham paciência para tentar compreender melhor Jerry Black. Tenho certeza de que, no futuro, este será lembrado como um dos personagens mais marcantes da bela carreira de Jack Nicholson.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 2, 2003
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Penn has moulded a patient but deeply unsettling character study, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat

Emotionally powerful film of rare and grave subtlety.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Mystery-thriller buffs, promise yourselves that you'll see The Pledge. And while you're at it, be sure to invite along Jack Nicholson fans and anyone who saw the first two movies that Sean Penn directed.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 6, 2002
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Penn can't be faulted for his work with the actors. Most of the featured players have only a scene or two, but they're indelible.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 26, 2002
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos

Carnadas humanas, una historia obsesiva, y un tono lírico tremendo... grata combinación que transforma una historia policíaca en algo humano, vivo y enteramente emocional.

September 15, 2002
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

Penn's task is well-served not only by a superb cast but the efforts of first-rate collaborators.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 5, 2002

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Variety
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February 23, 2012
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

Guardian
October 30, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

September 14, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 10, 2001
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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March 8, 2001
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

February 7, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
February 7, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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February 7, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 7, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
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