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Eastern Promises Reviews

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Barbershop throat slitting, nude macho wrestling and eye gouging in a bathhouse, and far too willing underage Ukrainian sex slaves. A double vodka, please.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

November 13, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Its subtext, which is about sex and violence and the way one often dovetails with the other, and the skill of its making, render it gripping enough.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2007
Stuart McGurk
thelondonpaper

An orgy of slit throats, lopped digits and a naked fight scene that will tattoo itself on to your brain.

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

October 26, 2007
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Cronenberg is his own master, still ready to throw in the sort of scene few other directors could dare.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2007
Karl French
Financial Times

Although relentlessly gripping, the film is more interesting than it is satisfying, let down by the script.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

October 26, 2007
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Despite the star presence of Viggo Mortensen, David Cronenberg's violent film about the Russian Mafia in London is a disappointment.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

October 26, 2007

Sun Online

The David Cronenberg-directed movie - which caused outrage this week after being passed uncut by the censors - does not leave anything to the imagination when it comes to death.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 4/5

October 26, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

There are interesting scenes, moments, ideas: but Eastern Promises does not have the sinew and boldness of Cronenberg's best work.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

October 26, 2007

Daily Mirror [UK]

Very violent but chillingly cool.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

October 26, 2007
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Accents are as thick as borscht, and vodka flows almost as freely as the blood.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2007
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Such brutality may be hard to watch, but it's more truthful than most big-screen violence, and it doesn't have the flippancy that so degrades Eli Roth, Tarantino and other purveyors of 'torture porn'.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]

October 26, 2007
David Jones
BBC.com

An instant cult classic.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 26, 2007
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a role that Mortensen inhabits with great elan. With hair slicked back, a cigarette clamped in the corner of his mouth and a sardonic glint in his eye, he looks as if he's earned every inky stain.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 26, 2007
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

With Oscar season almost upon us, "Eastern Promises" fires the first shot in the race for the golden boy.

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 4/4

October 25, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

to Eastern Promises leitoyrgei stin triha os to kalytero mesaioy belinekoys thrilerodrama poy mporeis na petyheis sti megali othoni edo kai poly kairo.

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 4/5

October 25, 2007

A violent taut thriller that explores an entirely different moral universe: Hackney.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

October 24, 2007
Neil Smith
Total Film

Like the Borscht served on Semyon's Trans-Siberian menu, Promises is filling, flavoursome and full of dead meat. Thanks to its compelling story and a powerful performance by Mortensen, it's also as hard to shake off as one of Nikolai's tattoos.

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

October 24, 2007
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Slightly hesitant, slightly undercharacterised and gently compromising, hybrid: an oddly diplomatic, if often brutal, dip into the hellish demi-mondes lurking behind bouncer-guarded London doorways.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

October 24, 2007
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

The immigrant experience takes on a blacker-than-black hue in director David Cronenberg's masterful tale of Russian mafiosa in London.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

October 24, 2007
Dorian Lynskey
Empire Magazine

Mortensen shines but a contrived, issue-driven plot destabilises what could have been a great Russian gangster movie.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 24, 2007
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