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Eastern Promises (2007) (2007)

Eastern Promises (2007)
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Unexpected Greatness

12 years, 5 months ago at Sep 29 22:17
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I haven't written a review in a while, but felt compelled to for Eastern Promises, a film I had no knowledge about before heading into the theater last night. In fact, the only reason my girlfriend and I watched it last night was because the theater complex was being renovated and only had 3 movies playing on a Friday night! After the first half hour, I noticed the big named stars, Viggo Mortens... read more

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8 years, 2 months ago at Dec 1 11:55
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Expensive cars, sadistic acts of violence, stylish suits & superb acting is what makes David Cronenberg's Russian-mob movie, Eastern Promises, a modern-classic. Better than A History Of Violence, a film on the same vein but not better than his bizarre-cult Videodrome and the sci-fi great The Fly.

Anyways, this film reminded me of GTA: San Andreas in some areas and I swear, the whole ... read more

Another Cronenberg gem

12 years, 5 months ago at Sep 30 0:59
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I really liked his last movie "A History of Violence" and was looking forward to this movie especially when Mortenson signed on again to lead. I wasn't disappointed and had a really great night out. (It was a pretty good birthday present to myself.)

One of the reasons I wanted to watch it was because of an article I read about the tatoos that were on the characters. Apparently in... read more
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The film follows the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai, who is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna, an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution.
Release date: 14 September 2007
Tags: Drama (30), Crime (30), Thriller (26), Mafia (23), 2007 (19), Murder (17), London (14), Russia (13), Violence (12), 2000s (12), Action (10), Prostitution (10), Mystery (9), Nudity (9), Suspense (8), UK (8), Russian (8), Tattoo (8), Russian Mafia (8), (6)
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