A Promise Reviews

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August 1, 2014
The lack of chemistry between Madden and Hall drains the film of energy and their unrequited longing is often unintentionally amusing.
July 31, 2014
If you only watch one Stefan Zweig-inspired film this year, watch The Grand Budapest Hotel. If you watch two, see The Grand Budapest Hotel twice. Awful.
July 31, 2014
A particularly languid, slow-burning period drama.
July 31, 2014
This dreary, drippy period romance is sorely lacking in juicy melodrama and some sizzle among supposed stifled lovebirds.
July 31, 2014
After a while, I didn't know where to look. Anywhere but at the screen.
July 31, 2014
It's a curiously flat affair, the passage of time never really evoked and - with the exception of a wheezing Rickman - the acting lacks any dramatic, let alone romantic, spark.
July 31, 2014
This film simply isn't very good!
July 31, 2014
Perhaps the added strains of working in a foreign language was its downfall - this is Leconte's first film to be made in English - although you wonder if the result could have been any worse if he'd been directing in Tongan.
July 29, 2014
Inoffensive as living room wallpaper, though that's hardly a recommendation.
July 28, 2014
Gabriel Yared's score works hard to rouse emotion but when the most exciting scene involves a rat, the erotic frisson clearly isn't happening.
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