A very well-acted character-study; it's both sobering and entertaining. It's fantastic.
almost 4 years
Doesn't quite achieve its complete promise but Mortensen is reason to watch
almost 4 years
Cronenberg is aging, this gangster with a heart of gold stuff is pretty cliche
Viggo Mortensen's performance is great. The setting's not so interesting but it's original
over 4 years
Dark. There is little to like in this movie, but it is a mirror some part of our society.
Frederik Værum Olesen
almost 5 years
I honestly dont see whats so great about this film. i was bored all the way through
over 6 years
If you're not a fan of throats being SLASHED then this might not be the movie for you.
Eastern Promises is a 2007 thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film tells of a British midwife's interactions with the Russian Mafia in London and stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel. Principal photography began November 2006, in locations in and around London. The film has been noted for its plot twist, the subject of sex trafficking, and for its violence and realistic depiction of Russian career criminals, which includes detailed portrayal of the tattoos commonly worn by them.
Eastern Promises received positive critical reception, appearing on several US critics' "top ten films" lists for 2007. The film has won several awards, including the Audience Prize for best film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Best Actor award for Mortensen at the British Independent Film Awards. The film received twelve Genie Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations. Mortensen was nominated for the...