REVIEW: “The Promise” is an epic blown out of proportion - Daily 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 ...

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

Can 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 ...

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

SAN 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 ...

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

By 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 ...

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

Review of "The Promise" - JBH News

The 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 ...

Chris 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

In “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 ...

Film review: Love triangle undoes historical epic - Reading Eagle

The 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 ...

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

Sweeping 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 ...

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

During 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 ...

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

Associated 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 ...

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

Ara 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 ...

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

History 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 ...

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

Oscar 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

NEW 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 ...

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

The 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 ...