The Oath Reviews

February 21, 2019
The speed of the film is exhilarating.
June 2, 2018
...a better-than-average thriller that benefits from its strong performances and Kormkur's solid direction.
December 6, 2017
Faults aside, it is still a return to form for Kormakur, as his recent foray into Hollywood certainly was met with a drop off in quality (Everest had about 5,000 characters climbing the mountain including Jake Gyllenhaal who literally had nothing to do)
November 14, 2017
The last movie in the world that you would want to go see with your father-in-law. [Full review in Spanish]
September 8, 2017
What lifts The Oath out of the realm of exploitation is the casual refinement of its performances.
September 8, 2017
Everyone gets sympathy; no one gets excused.
September 8, 2017
An effort is made to ground the movie more in tragedy than thrills. And as the film draws to a close, the director's sincere efforts pay off.
September 8, 2017
Kormakur sets an icy tone from the beginning and sticks to it as his tense morality tale plays out.
September 6, 2017
The Oath is a philosophical drama that asks is it right for a father to go to such lengths.
July 12, 2017
The Oath begins as merely involving, but as its emotional intensity pulls you deeper into its spiralling vortex of scheming, it soon becomes utterly compelling.
June 20, 2017
While the endgame remains blurry, Kormakur's grim, desolate thriller is a gripping dive into the shadows and more emotionally twisted than most sawed-off-shotgun-toting revenge films.
September 11, 2016
[An] assured suspense drama, which sports little of the blackly comedic streak usually associated with its maker ...