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Western Betrayls

Eastern Promises

The one-two punch of David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen
proves to be another deadly combination in Eastern Promises. This time, Mortensen is a driver for the Russian mafia operating in London. Naomi Watts is a midwife who’s concerns about a baby’s fate lead her down a dangerous path.

What unfolds is an exciting, interesting and violent story that will keep you satisfied all the way through. Talking about the plot further could ruin the fun, so I’ll just say the whole cast is very talented, the action is just as brutal as History of Violence, and not a scene is wasted. It also really deserves its R rating. I haven’t seen too many of Cronenberg’s films, but this is my favorite. I really recommend you give this gruesome film a chance.