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Promised Land

If an offer seems too good to be true -- be wary! A representative for a natural gas company, Steve Butler (Matt Damon) promises farmers in a small community the opportunity of a lifetime -- but they soon realize it could cost them their lifetime investment in their land. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 03 Jan 2013
Video Release: 23 Apr 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Promised Land Rated R?

Violence: After a heated discussion in a bar, a man punches another man in the nose. Other verbal disputes are heard.

Sexual Content: A man makes a joking comment about being a stripper.

Language: At least 14 sexual expletives are included in the script. Other profanities, scatological slang and terms of Christian deity are heard throughout.

Drugs/Alcohol: A man engages in a drinking game in a bar (we see him the next morning and he can’t recall the past evening). A man drinks to alleviate stress.

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