Eastern Promise Film Review
The maverick Canadian horror movie specialist David Cronenberg worked in London five years ago on a film version of Patrick McGrath s novel Spider, which takes place largely in the mind of a schizophrenic brilliantly played by Ralph Fiennes living in a half way house in London s East End. There was .”Eastern Promises” is no ordinary crime thriller, just as Cronenberg is no ordinary director. Beginning with low rent horror films in the s, because he could get them financed, Cronenberg has moved film by film into the top rank of directors, and here he wisely reunites with Mortensen, star of their “A .But even as the turns of its narrative and the contours of its characters are recognizable, very little about “Eastern Promises” feels predictable or secondhand. From his early days making low budget horror movies in Canada to his current ascendancy as a favorite of the international critical cognoscenti, Mr..Film review Eastern Promises. Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg s Eastern Promises. Sukhdev Sandhu. AM BST . Despite the star presence of Viggo Mortensen, David Cronenberg s violent film about the Russian Mafia in London is a disappointment, writes Sukhdev Sandhu. In pictures David .
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