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  1. Duarte Ferreira's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Loved the direction of the movie. Cronenberg brings some serious grit into the movie (that nude fight scene in particular). Viggo Mortensen delivers an amazing performance, filled with nuance and restraint. The film wavers a little with some odd dialogue and an ending that feels a bit abrupt. But still, my eyes were glued to the screen all the way through

  2. miles's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Could have been longer!

  3. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Cronenberg and Mortensen deliver in one unmissably solid thriller

  4. Didier Pigeon-Perreault's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Sont bon, mais sont juste pas dans le bon rôle Mention spéciale à : L'accent hispanophone de Vincent dans son rôle de gangster Russe.

  5. Joao Francisco Pinho's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Apesar da boa representação de Viggo Mortensen, o enredo da história por ser fraco. Em vez de mostrar a perspectiva da personagem representada pelo actor anteriormente referido, o filme acaba por não explora nenhuma personagem fazendo com que não seja explorada a personalidade ou o passado de nenhuma das personagens envolvidas. Apesar disso, tem uma das cenas mais violentas e interessantes que já vi.

  6. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    rewatching this after 10 years because Cronenberg never disappoints

  7. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    The thing I love about Eastern Promises is that Cronenberg limits the violence to a few short scenes; but when this film intends to be violent, it's visceral about it. It puts you close and it doesn't cut away. Brilliant performances from Mortensen, Watts, and Cassel.

  8. Leif Erikson's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Sometimes, if things are closed, you just, open them up...

  9. Michael Peer's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    One of Cronenberg's best - easily a top 5 candidate within his oeuvre. Naomi and Vigo are spectacular, as is the entire cast. This film is RAW and there are images that have lasted with me since my first viewing almost 10 years ago. More in vein with A History of Violence than say, Videodrome, this film still has all the aesthetics you come expect from Cronenberg. Under lesser hands, this could have been a disaster.

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Epoustouflante composition de Viggo Mortensen, décidemment incontournable, en ambivalent homme de main dévoué et tranchant, face à un Vincent Cassel forçant un peu trop dans le vitupérant psychotique, sans oublier, égal à lui-même, l'immense Armin Mueller-Stahl, un monument du septième art qui pointe discrètement du côté des Max Von Sydow et autres Alec Guinness de nos nuits blanches. www.cinefiches.com

  11. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Eastern Promises

  12. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    6 - Cronenberg admirably manages to suffuse some of his trademark filmic flavor into a screenplay he has no business directing.

  13. Isaac Blaine Suttle's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Rating: 9/10 A compelling crime drama with a lot of moving parts, handled beautifully under the direction of Cronenberg. Viggo Mortensen's performance is terrific, and Steve Knight's screenplay hits the necessary, and some surprising, beats - allowing 'Eastern Promises' to stand apart from other films of its genre.

  14. songoflos's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    He is no driver, he is the undertaker.

  15. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Eastern Promises

  16. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Eastern Promises

  17. Ethan's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    This is another interesting and unsettling film from David Cronenberg. Also the nude fighting scene with Viggo Mortenson is not as great as you would think it would be.

  18. John von Seneca's rating of the film Eastern Promises

  19. ammar's rating of the film Eastern Promises

  20. smndvdcl's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    Caricatured characterisation, a mawkish soundtrack and a script that sets an indecisive tone for the film make this one of Cronenberg's more variable efforts. Mortensen, Watts and Cassel have enough gravitas to make this an adequate spectating experience. As for contextual accuracy on criminal underworlds, it's too sensationalist. The tattoos are cool though.

  21. nejurgi's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    I liked the portrayal of a russian dinner - very realistic

  22. kris's rating of the film Eastern Promises

    parts were ok but it was trying too hard in my opinion, not a film i would recommend.

  23. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Eastern Promises

  24. J. O.'s rating of the film Eastern Promises

    A good lead performance and some exquisitely tense bursts of violence drag this script out of total banality. The dialogue has some very low points, but it's mostly sufferable. Cronenberg has taken on a little bit of a gritty neo-noir aesthetic here that should have been pushed further - some of the scenes are clunky and boring, while supporting performances are corny at best.

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