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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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Promised Land is rated R: for language.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski
Studio: 2012 Focus Features
Website: Official site for Promised Land.

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Why Is Promised Land Rated R?

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