Many scenes are extended to the point that all potential dramatic tension is drained out of them.
| Original Score: 2/5
Capable, believable performances cannot make up for a plot that is simply not there.
| Original Score: 58/100
Offers a minor slice-of-life look at the dashed hopes of privileged youth.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clumsy, heartfelt and promising.
Gedrick and Pollan give character to the cliche's with their heartfelt work, and Sutherland and the show-stealing Ryan bring depth and weight to a potentially tiresome pair.
| Original Score: C+
Promised Land tries hard to win you over but finally wears you down with its sincerity.
The film has a lot going for it though, with its beautiful snowy landscapes, empty highways, and committed playing from the cast.
A smart and well constructed drama.
The photography of the mountains, plains, and huge Western skies is gorgeous, and Hoffman's use of the camera is occasionally dazzling.
| Original Score: 3/4