The Promise (2017)
Critic Consensus: The Promise wastes an outstanding cast and powerful real-life story on a love triangle that frustratingly fails to engage.
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as Michael Boghosian
as Chris Myers
as Father Andreasian
as Pastor Merril
as Captain Ali
as Emre Ogan
as Eric Boghosian
as Vartan Boghosian
as Admiral Fournet
as Ambassador Morganthau
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Director Terry George brings to this story a special gift, honed in his Hotel Rwanda (2004), for choreographing the chaos of civil collapse, and the three stars serve him well.
The first major representation of the Armenian genocide boasts solid acting but falls short of the mark by a hokey, old-fashioned romance.
Terry George ... proved with Hotel Rwanda that he can tackle the wrenching subject of genocide with thrilling cinematic results. A wonderful cast adds no-fail polish.
As one might expect, the horrors and the normalisation of same are deftly handled, even when the dialogue is overloaded with historical and political details.
It's a handsome film and George manages to keep the genocide in focus with shots of the Turks herding long lines of refugees across the desert expanses. But the full horror is kept at one remove.
Audience Reviews for The Promise
"The Promise" tells an important story. The acting and costumes are reasonably good, but it seems as if it might have been a bit watered-down -- almost like a Hallmark presentation of the Armenian genocide. It's good, but it could have been a lot better.
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