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689 Ratings

The Pledge

Directed by Sean Penn
United States, 2001
Drama, Thriller


A veteran police detective, on the day of his retirement, handles the case of a seven-year-old girl who has been brutally murdered. When a mentally retarded man confesses to the murder and then kills himself, the detectives consider the case closed, but was he actually the murderer?

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The Pledge Directed by Sean Penn

Critics reviews

It’s a disturbing movie — both in the grim, pervasive sense of menace it conjures and in its open-ended, existentially despairing finale, which of course satisfied nobody and ensured that the film would be a box-office afterthought.
January 18, 2019
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What I like most about The Pledge, the third and best feature directed by Sean Penn — a somber character study featuring Jack Nicholson as a supposedly retired detective — isn’t so much what it borrows from other movies as how nimbly it bounces its premises off them, confounding expectations by avoiding the usual thriller payoffs to arrive at a few uncomfortable conclusions about the leading character’s blood lust as well as our own.
January 26, 2001
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