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The Promise (2017)

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Terry George

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About the Movie

From the award-winning director of Hotel Rwanda comes a powerful and sweeping epic set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire. Sparks fly when a humble Armenian medical student (Isaac) falls in love with an artist (Le Bon) already committed to a renowned and worldly journalist (Bale). But as tensions rise with the outbreak of World War I, the trio must set passions aside to survive as the world around them crumbles and one of history’s darkest yet rarely told chapters unfolds before their eyes.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 148
  • Fresh: 73
  • Rotten: 75
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Director Terry George delivers a scalding dramatization of the Ottoman Empire's 1915 genocidal annihilation of its Armenian citizens, and then dulls it with a soapy, invented love triangle. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Apr 21, 2017

Rotten: With seemingly all the right pieces, it's a disappointment that "The Promise" lacks the energy and originality needed to sustain itself. – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, Apr 20, 2017

Fresh: What The Promise lacks in subtlety and sophistication, it makes up for in the visceral potency of its imagery. – Ella Taylor, NPR, Apr 20, 2017

Fresh: Terry George ... proved with Hotel Rwanda that he can tackle the wrenching subject of genocide with thrilling cinematic results. A wonderful cast adds no-fail polish. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Sep 5, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Great history lesson in a beautifully choreographed movie

My grandfather was a great storyteller. His stories of survival were very detailed. After all, he survived for years as an orphan in a foreign desert.

This movie touches on the event that led to the first genocide of the 20th C. Its data was possibly used to plan the Holocaust in WWII. Yet many countries out of political reasons shy and shrivel to call it what it really was.

This movies setting being the beginning of the genocide in 1915, is a love story and one of survival , where the landscape keeps changing constantly against the protagonist. Its details, acting, data provided and storytelling is wonderfully planned.

Plus, knowing that all benefits of this movie will goto Genocide Prevention funds, it makes it more worthwhile.


Amazing movie!

Important History and Beautifully Done

This movie is such an important milestone and history lesson. It tells the story of the Armenian Genocide beautifully and accurately. The performances by Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale are incredibly moving.

The Promise (2017)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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