Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Promise (2017) Review

Hello World!  Here's my review of The Promise!



Film/ Television Show Information

Name: The Promise

Genre: Drama, Romance, History 

Director : Terry George

Main Cast: : Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale

Ratings


1 = Trash

2 =Meh

3 = OK

4 = Solid

5 = Bomb


Acting/ Performance





X

Comments:
Each actor and actress performances were brilliant, even the young ones, and there were some really difficult scenes. 

Writing/Screenplay




X


Comments:
The film tells an incredible story filled with joy and tragedy, and overall I think it was wonderfully written. My only critic is the love story between Mikeal and Ana, in my opinion, seems rushed, and almost unnecessary to the story. I feel if the 'love triangle' wasn't apart of the script, the story wouldn't lose much.

Cinematography 





X

Comments:
I don't know where they filmed, but it was amazing. The filmmakers really did create 20th century Ottoman Empire!

Costume Design





X

Comments:
Very accurate to the time period!

Editing/Special Effects





X

Comments:
George made good use of camera angles and positions to make scenes more dynamic. I really like one particular scene between Ana and Chris that is shot by looking at them through a mirror.

Sound/Music




X


Comments: 
Score was appropriate to each scene, but I don't think it added anything special.

Overall Rating (average the rating numbers above)  - 4.7

Recommendation

This movie is an unexpected gem! If you like historical films, you'll definitely enjoy it. I caution anyone who is a little faint of heart, because this is a pretty dark film. If you're interested in learning a little bit of history in an entertaining format, then definitely check it out!

Au ReVoir,
~Kerin


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