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Promised Land

'Promised Land' entertains but misses the mark

'Promised Land' entertains but misses the mark

Matt Damon, as a Big Energy "consultant," flirts with schoolteacher Rosemarie DeWitt after he comes to her small, and dying, rural town with a "money for nothing" offer of underground leases to the farmers there.

January 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Promised Land' entertains but misses the mark

'Promised Land' entertains but misses the mark

Among those Damon (as Steve Butler) meets is a slick "hippie environmentalist," played by John Krasinski, right, who is out to thwart him.

January 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Promised Land' entertains but misses the mark

'Promised Land' entertains but misses the mark

"Promised Land" is an engaging and entertaining - if preachy - look at Big Energy and fracking - the land-and-water-wrecking practice of drilling and pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract natural gas from shale.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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