The Pledge

This film is on Ebert’s all-time best list but I had a hard time finding it in HD.  The film is about a cop who covers a very troubling crime during the last day of his career.  He can’t let the crime go and he begins to investigate it on his own time.  He becomes a bit obsessed with the case and then realizes that it might be bigger than it is.

I won’t say too much more about the film as it goes in a very interesting direction.  It reminded me a lot of The Conversation (if you haven’t seen that film you should as it is one of the best movies that I’ve ever seen).

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Movie title: The Pledge

Movie description: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Date published: 2019-08-31

Director(s): Sean Penn

Actor(s): Jack Nicholson, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels, Benicio del Toro, Dale Dickey, Wendy Donaldson, Adrien Dorval, Aaron Eckhart, Shawn Henter, Kathy Jensen, Taryn Knowles, Nels Lennarson, Costas Mandylor, Gordon May, J.J. McColl, Gardiner Millar, Helen Mirren, Adam Nelson, Tom Noonan, Michael O'Keefe, Tony Parsons, Robert Popoff, Nicole Robert, Pauline Roberts, Eileen Ryan, Robin Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Mickey Rourke, Sam Shepard, Lois Smith, Harry Dean Stanton, John R. Taylor, Theodore Thomas, Brittany Tiplady, Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan, Françoise Yip

Genre: Crime, Thriller

My Review

This film is on Ebert’s all-time best list but I had a hard time finding it in HD.  The film is about a cop who covers a very troubling crime during the last day of his career.  He can’t let the crime go and he begins to investigate it on his own time.  He becomes a bit obsessed with the case and then realizes that it might be bigger than it is.

I won’t say too much more about the film as it goes in a very interesting direction.  It reminded me a lot of The Conversation (if you haven’t seen that film you should as it is one of the best movies that I’ve ever seen).

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