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REVIEW: “The Promise” is an epic blown out of proportion - Daily Free Press (subscription);

REVIEW: “The Promise” is an epic blown out of proportion - Daily Free Press (subscription)

Daily Free Press (subscription)REVIEW: “The Promise” is an epic blown out of proportionDaily Free Press (subscription)Oscar Isaac stars as Mikael Boghosian in “The Promise,” which is coming out Friday. PHOTO COURTESY JAVIER AGUIRRESAROBE. Dear Terry George fans, don't get your hopes up too soon. The acclaimed “Hotel Rwanda” director's attempt at portraying ...and more »

Movie review: The Armenian Genocide gets a dramatic treatment in 'The Promise' - Penfield Post;

Movie review: The Armenian Genocide gets a dramatic treatment in 'The Promise' - Penfield Post

Penfield PostMovie review: The Armenian Genocide gets a dramatic treatment in 'The Promise'Penfield PostCan there be anything more depressing than a movie about The Holocaust? Well, this one about the Armenian Genocide could give that a run for the money. Though certain Turkish nationalist groups over the years that have blocked Hollywood from making a ...and more »

Story of Armenian genocide gets told on big screen - KTVU San Francisco;

Story of Armenian genocide gets told on big screen - KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoStory of Armenian genocide gets told on big screenKTVU San FranciscoSAN MATEO, Calif. (KTVU) - It's a part of world history that's often ignored - the Armenian genocide. For the first time, it will be played out on the big screen “The Promise” opens Friday and is co-produced by an Armenian from San Mateo. A San Mateo ...and more »

Movie review: 'The Promise' is at war with itself - Gainesville Sun;

Movie review: 'The Promise' is at war with itself - Gainesville Sun

Gainesville SunMovie review: 'The Promise' is at war with itselfGainesville SunBy Dana Barbuto More Content Now It should have been epic, this story of the brutal Armenian Genocide. It could have been monumental but instead, director Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) ruins an important war drama by diluting it with an unsatisfying ...and more »

Controversial 'Promise' tries to blend old-fashioned romance and sweeping historical drama - Deseret News;

Controversial 'Promise' tries to blend old-fashioned romance and sweeping historical drama - Deseret News

Deseret NewsControversial 'Promise' tries to blend old-fashioned romance and sweeping historical dramaDeseret News"The Promise" is the story of a love triangle set against the Armenian genocide in Turkey during World War I. Its protagonist is an Armenian medical student who arrives in Constantinople to pursue his dreams of becoming a doctor, but finds those dreams ...and more »

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Review of "The Promise" - JBH News

JBH NewsReview of "The Promise"JBH NewsThe story of The Promise is based on the most terrible stories in the history. Turkey began to deliberately killing the Armenian by covering itself in the name of rehabilitation of people in World War 1.many Armenians were murdered but the turkey ...and more »

Chris Cornell Performs New Song On The Tonight Show. - antiMUSIC.com;

Chris Cornell Performs New Song On The Tonight Show. - antiMUSIC.com

antiMUSIC.comChris Cornell Performs New Song On The Tonight Show.antiMUSIC.com(hennemusic) Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell performed his new single, "The Promise", on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday and official video from the program is available online. The singer was joined by a group of backing ...and more »

Unnecessary love story brings down the beautiful, touching “Promise” - UT The Daily Texan;

Unnecessary love story brings down the beautiful, touching “Promise” - UT The Daily Texan

UT The Daily TexanUnnecessary love story brings down the beautiful, touching “Promise”UT The Daily TexanThe director of the acclaimed “Hotel Rwanda,” which chronicled the Rwandan Genocide in tragic detail, returns to historical filmmaking with “The Promise,” a sometimes-brutal look at the Armenian Genocide that gets bogged down in an unnecessary love ...and more »

'The Promise' presents a love triangle amid the atrocities of war - WatertownDailyTimes.com

'The Promise' presents a love triangle amid the atrocities of warWatertownDailyTimes.comIn “The Promise,” intense hidden emotions are suddenly unleashed, threatening plans, vows and even lives. Also, there's a war. “The Promise” was financed by Armenian-Americans — including Hollywood and Las Vegas magnate Kirk Kerkorian, who died ...and more »

Film review: Love triangle undoes historical epic - Reading Eagle;

Film review: Love triangle undoes historical epic - Reading Eagle

Reading EagleFilm review: Love triangle undoes historical epicReading EagleThe Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and co-writer Terry George's "The Promise " intriguing enough. Historical fiction generally has it over documentaries ...and more »

The Promise: A historical romance that fails to ignite - The Globe and Mail;

The Promise: A historical romance that fails to ignite - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailThe Promise: A historical romance that fails to igniteThe Globe and MailSweeping historical romance epics. Who doesn't love them? Casablanca, Doctor Zhivago, Reds, The Year of Living Dangerously – there's nothing sexier than a love that defies urgent current events. The catastrophe of contemporary cinema is that our only ...and more »

'The Promise' review: World War I drama fails to deliver - Newsday;

'The Promise' review: World War I drama fails to deliver - Newsday

Newsday'The Promise' review: World War I drama fails to deliverNewsdayDuring World War I, an Armenian (Oscar Isaac) and an American (Christian Bale) fall for the same woman (Charlotte Le Bon). (Credit: Open Road Films). advertisement | advertise on newsday. REVIEW. PLOT During World War I, an Armenian and an ...and more »

Movie review: Love triangle undoes historical epic 'The Promise' - Eagle-Tribune;

Movie review: Love triangle undoes historical epic 'The Promise' - Eagle-Tribune

Eagle-TribuneMovie review: Love triangle undoes historical epic 'The Promise'Eagle-TribuneAssociated PressOscar Isaac, center, plays Michael Boghosian, an Armenian medical student from a small village in southern Turkey, in "The Promise." Movie review: Love triangle undoes historical epic 'The Promise'. Jose Haro. Associated PressChristian ...and more »

Detroit musician to honor Armenian heritage at 'The Promise' screenings - Detroit Free Press;

Detroit musician to honor Armenian heritage at 'The Promise' screenings - Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressDetroit musician to honor Armenian heritage at 'The Promise' screeningsDetroit Free PressAra Topouzian will be playing the kanun, a 76-string laptop harp, before two screenings Friday of "The Promise" at Phoenix Theatres Laurel Park Place. Originally, he was going to perform before a single screening at the Livonia theater. When it sold ...and more »

War-torn 'The Promise' looks good, falls flat - Quad-Cities Online;

War-torn 'The Promise' looks good, falls flat - Quad-Cities Online

Quad-Cities OnlineWar-torn 'The Promise' looks good, falls flatQuad-Cities OnlineHistory is rife with horrific events that somehow manage to demonstrate true humanity and heroism. Many of these events are underreported, underrepresented and misunderstood, such as the Armenian Holocaust -- the systemic extermination of 1.5 million ...and more »

Battle Over Two Films Represents Turkey's Quest to Control a Narrative - New York Times;

Battle Over Two Films Represents Turkey's Quest to Control a Narrative - New York Times

New York TimesBattle Over Two Films Represents Turkey's Quest to Control a NarrativeNew York TimesOscar Isaac, center, star of Terry George's film “The Promise,” the first big budget Hollywood production about the Armenian genocide. Credit Jose Haro/Survival Pictures, via Open Road Films. If history was any guide, the director Terry George figured ...and more »

Mr. Movie review: 'The Promise' doesn't deliver on its promise - Tri-City Herald;

Mr. Movie review: 'The Promise' doesn't deliver on its promise - Tri-City Herald

Tri-City HeraldMr. Movie review: 'The Promise' doesn't deliver on its promiseTri-City HeraldThe Promise is set in 1915 at the outset of World War I and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. During that era the Turkish government began a systematic mass murder and persecution of the Armenians who shared their land. The plot thrusts Oscar Isaac ...and more »

IMDB users gang up on Christian Bale's new movie The Promise before it even opens - The Sydney Morning Herald

IMDB users gang up on Christian Bale's new movie The Promise before it even opensThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe Promise doesn't officially open in US theatres until this weekend. But on IMDB, a website where people can rate movies, the film has received more than 120,000 ratings - nearly 62,000 of them the lowest: one-star. The ratings have nothing to do ...and more »

Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff - Worcester Telegram;

Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff - Worcester Telegram

Worcester TelegramPath to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoffWorcester TelegramNEW YORK — “The Promise,” the grandest big-screen portrayal ever made about the mass killings of Armenians during World War I, has been rated by more than 111,300 people on IMDb — a remarkable total considering it doesn't open in theaters until ...and more »

Movie review: 'The Promise' turns genocide into soap opera - Salt Lake Tribune;

Movie review: 'The Promise' turns genocide into soap opera - Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneMovie review: 'The Promise' turns genocide into soap operaSalt Lake TribuneThe genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in the early part of the 20th century is a mostly ignored — and sometimes intentionally suppressed — chapter in world history, which makes its use as a backdrop in the lackluster melodrama of "The Promise" all ...and more »