La Promesse (The Promise) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

La Promesse (The Promise) Reviews

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April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2001
The film is entirely within the caught-on-the-run tradition of cinema verite, which makes it all the grittier and its conclusion all the more wrenching.
February 21, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2001
The conflicts involved are intense and absorbing, proving that compelling moral dilemmas make for the most dramatic cinema.
February 21, 2001
The Dardenne brothers, as shown by their empathic casting, their very choice of theme, have confessed to a burden. They believe in hope.
February 21, 2001
Ranks with the great European art-house classics about childhood betrayed and innocence lost.
February 21, 2001
Speaks volumes about how we treat other human beings and what it means to truly grow up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 21, 2001
Almost everyone should be able to identify with the wrenching moral quandary facing Igor.