"The Promise" runs a minefield on its way to theaters
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"The Promise" was modeled after epics like "Doctor Zhivago" and "Casablanca," charting a love story across wartime. Most of the horrors occur off-screen. Kerkorian, who died in 2015, dreamed of a classical treatment that would render the Armenia plight ...
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The Promise review: Sugary, colour-by-numbers tedium from Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale
To say that The Promise is instantly forgettable would be to be too kind to Terry George's film. It's perfectly memorable, only for being interminably boring; it could have been the Doctor Zhivago of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, instead, it's cliché ...