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Promised Land

Promised Land

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This timely film examines the use of 'fracking' as a means to extract gas, and the impact that this technology is having on the rural towns in America. Since South Africa may soon allow fracking, the film is relevant to us too. We follow a rising star whose job it is to convince the folk in the target town to sell up and allow the corporation to move in and start drilling. However this town throws up some unusual challenges, ranging from the wise old man to the pretty young teacher, to the firebrand environmentalist who arrives to stop the process.


101 minutes, Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Drug abuse)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Matt Damon, Hal Holbrook, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski
Director
Gus van Sant
ScreenplayJohn Krasinski, Matt Damon, Dave Eggers, Rosemarie DeWitt
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyLinus Sandgren
EditingBilly Rich
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2012
Produced byFocus Features, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Participant Media, Pearl Street Films

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageModerate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, isolated, mild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyUsed as expletives
Drug abuseAlcohol consumption in a bar setting
CommentsSteve Butler is sent to a small American town to sign, seal and 'deliver' it to his big corporation in order to 'rape' the land for its gas potential. Steve crosses his 'Rubicon' when he realises the corporation only has money and profit on its mind and not the quaint American way of life that exists in the small town.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
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Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarDiane De Beer quote icon 5
Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi15
Cape TimesTodd McCarthy quote icon 10
International Media
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 14
Metacritic.com36 critics11
RottenTomatoes.com140 critics12
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 10
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 13
Movie Review Intelligence (USA)44 critics12
IMDB7313 Netizens quote icon 13
Average .. 58%12


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