The Promise

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Released 2006

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Director:
Kaige Chen
Released:
2006
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A new epic fantasy set in China's mythical past, "The Promise" is a visually stunning tale of passion that unfolds against a backdrop of war as a beautiful and mysterious princess becomes the object of affection for three very different men - a powerful Duke, a brave general and a lowly slave. As passions spark and egos clash, lives will be ruined and lovers spurned and no one will ever be the same.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Chen's masterful, deeply perceptive direction of his superb cast is equaled by the film's luminous cinematography, rich yet spare and stylized production and costume design, and ro...

  • 60

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The Promise occupies a curious landscape somewhere between opera and cartoon.

  • 60

    Variety Robert Koehler

    A mixed bag of near-risible storylines, second-rate CG effects, some fabulous set pieces, somewhat cartoonish martial arts fighting and difficult international casting.

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