Movie Review: Promised Land

promised_land_movie_poster__121115234902I never see this many movies in this short of a span but for this third one within a week, I had an excuse.  It was Sunday.  My flight didn’t leave till 7PM so with a few hours to kill after lunch, I decided I’d get one more flick in there.  Paying matinee prices also was a bonus (they don’t have those rates in NYC).  The movie selections at this theatre were pretty slim.  I hadn’t heard of this movie prior but Matt Damon’s films are usually always pretty good.  I was pleasantly suprised with this movie as a whole.  I don’t think it was based on a true story or anything but it had that sort of feel.  The writing was excellent.  It had a few twists and turns that you don’t expect and the acting was exceptional.  Matt, of course, was great but the supporting cast of Frances McDormand and John Krasinski (The Office) really gave the film some added firepower.  So far, best movie of the year.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars