A Promise 2013

Critics score:
13 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Justin Chang, Variety: This awkward, passionless drama conveys neither the sensuality nor the drawn-out sense of longing required by its period tale of a young secretary who falls in love with his employer's wife. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: The actors are smoothly professional and the production feels polished. But it's hard to recommend a romance without passion, no matter how pretty it looks. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: The anguish of the lovers' decade-long separation can't be evoked in a matter of minutes ... Read more

Dave Calhoun, Time Out: Despite decent performances, a promising dramatic set-up leads to little of real interest. Read more

Aaron Hillis, Village Voice: The magnetism between these stiff nonstarters wouldn't stick to a fridge, especially when the war-ex-machina forces them apart for years but the only credible passing of time is our own. Read more