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Actors of "The Pledge"
Characters of "The Pledge"
Directors of "The Pledge"Sean PennBirthdate: 17 August 1960, Santa Monica, California, USA
Creators of "The Pledge"Friedrich DürrenmattBirthdate: 5 January 1921, Konolfingen, SwitzerlandJerzy KromolowskiBirthdate: 1953, Poland
Critic Reviews of "The Pledge"Minneapolis Star TribuneNovember 06, 2002
Mystery-thriller buffs, promise yourselves that you'll see The Pledge. And while you're at it, be sure to invite along Jack Nicholson fans and anyone who saw the first two movies that Sean Penn directed.New York Magazine/VultureSeptember 26, 2002
Penn can't be faulted for his work with the actors. Most of the featured players have only a scene or two, but they're indelible.Globe and MailMarch 22, 2002
Ultimately, the payoffs just aren't there, either psychologically or dramatically.Rolling StoneFebruary 01, 2001
A fierce, fragmented, downbeat film.Toronto StarJanuary 19, 2001
A movie of impressive performances and intriguing visuals that are worth the effort needed to let the tale roll out.Detroit NewsJanuary 19, 2001
It's the rare -- and rewarding -- police drama that cares more for character than plot.Graffiti With PunctuationApril 09, 2017
It's "one last ride" for our leading character Jerry Black (Nicholson), until he abandons the case and retires. It examines a man trying to relinquish his deduction instincts in exchange for a slippery grip on a 'normal' life.The Moving Picture ShowJuly 18, 2014
[Penn] sustains a mesmerizing intensity while relentlessly building toward an emotionally wrenching climax.Suite101.comSeptember 17, 2010
Sean Penn's agonizing, angst-ridden "The Pledge" feels like a mystery less about murder and more about the inexplicable dangers of impulse and guilt. It's also a waning opportunity to see Jack Nicholson as anything besides a silver-haired hornball.TheMovieReport.comMarch 26, 2010
Its grip is on the mind but not the heart--a problem for a film that clearly aims for some emotional impact.eFilmCritic.comSeptember 22, 2007
Nicholson rules over The Pledge with a shaky hand, and that's the source of his power here.EmanuelLevy.ComOctober 08, 2006
After two honorable failures, Sean Penn makes quantum leap forward with an intriguing murder mystery that's also effective as a psychological character study. Nicholosn's riveting turn compensates for deliberate pacing and downbeat tone.
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