The Oath Reviews

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October 24, 2018
[Barinholtz] lacks storytelling chops, aiming for wildly provocative satire but instead churning out a technically spotty screed.
October 19, 2018
The Oath appears to crave several things at once, all diametrically opposed.
October 19, 2018
"The Oath" has a sharp tongue and plenty to say about our times. It's just too bad it can't finish the conversation.
October 18, 2018
Political satire is one of the trickiest of genres; this one, running out of steam and nerve, ultimately becomes a too-familiar example of another genre: the 93-minute movie that feels way, way too long.
October 18, 2018
I found it to be the equivalent of a free-swinging slugger who is willing to strike out once, twice, even three times - but then hits one clear out of the park. It's worth the risk-reward ratio.
October 18, 2018
One thing that's admirable about The Oath is that Barinholtz never apologizes.
May 23, 2019
The climax gives all of the initial senseless dark violence some interesting meaning and, despite hit and miss humor, the director presents an interesting political message.
March 30, 2019
No matter where you are on the political spectrum, there's enough truth and questions to wrestle with for audiences to get a kick out of watching the absurdity of The Oath unfold.
February 6, 2019
The Oathis timely and relevant because it points a big "fat ass patriot" finger at how politics can confuse and divide families and friends.
January 11, 2019
What's too bad is that The Oath loses control of its instrument just as the film's most riveting performance enters the picture.
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