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The Pledge Reviews

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April 9, 2017
It's "one last ride" for our leading character Jerry Black (Nicholson), until he abandons the case and retires. It examines a man trying to relinquish his deduction instincts in exchange for a slippery grip on a 'normal' life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 18, 2014
[Penn] sustains a mesmerizing intensity while relentlessly building toward an emotionally wrenching climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 17, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/4
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2007
Nicholson rules over The Pledge with a shaky hand, and that's the source of his power here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2006
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 | Original Score: B
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2005
Penn shows restraint and patience, letting the actors discover moments, rhythms, and quirks that make their characters believable.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2003
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
February 13, 2003
Penn has moulded a patient but deeply unsettling character study, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
Emotionally powerful film of rare and grave subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2002
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.
September 15, 2002
Carnadas humanas, una historia obsesiva, y un tono lírico tremendo... grata combinación que transforma una historia policíaca en algo humano, vivo y enteramente emocional.
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