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The Pledge ()

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featuring Jack Nicholson, Patricia Clarkson, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey, Aaron Eckhart

Sean Penn directed this tense drama of loyalty, honor, and obsession, based on a novel by Friedrich Durrenmatt. Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) is a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
William G

A little known gem of a detective film

by William G on Mar 8, 2012

Based on the novel by Friedrich Durrenmatt, "The Pledge" somehow went unnoticed in 2001 (maybe everyone was watching "Lord of the Rings"); I'm surprised it wasn't up for at least a few Oscars. Sean Penn did an EXCELLENT job of directing the film, bringing out superb dramatic performances by Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sam Shepard, to name several. Jack Nicholson is at his peak in his role as a retired homicide detective--playing "a man obsessed"--in this suspense-filled psychological thriller and crime drama. I guarantee that you will NOT be disappointed by this film!

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Karen Yochim

The Pledge

This movie is such a favorite of my film fanatic brother and me that I think about it almost every week, even though I saw it so many years ago when it first came out. My brother wants a VHS copy, as he thinks there's a difference between his DVD copy & his old VHS, now long gone. So, I'm buying ... Read more

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