The Promise
The Promise (2017)

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 21, 2017
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Linda Holmes

It's a brutal war film, but it returns over and over to its ultimately unsatisfying romantic plot.

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Peter Debruge

This fictional love story is an epic bore.

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Joseph Falcone
We Got This Covered

Stagnant, contrived, and oh so boring, The Promise is nothing but a perfectly good waste of Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac's towering abilities.

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Matt Donnelly

Over nearly two hours, the opulence gives way to looted and burned homes and shops, fatal marches to the Syrian desert and a wrenching struggle to hold on to family and tradition.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

The Promise finds Oscar Isaac lending his soulful, heartthrob magnetism to material that fails to achieve the timeless, old-fashioned feel to which it aspires.

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Oscar Uriel
Cinema Movil

The film stays in nothing but good intentions. It's a pity, considering the talent involved in it. [Full review in Spanish]

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

This will not enjoy the critical support given to George's Hotel Rwanda; compared to that flawed but affecting picture, this one looks like it was stamped by a cookie cutter.

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Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist

Didactic yet generic.

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Allyson Johnson
The Young Folks

The Promise isn't so much a film with a cohesive, engaging story but instead bullet points on the drawing board for a film that never moved past its origin.

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