Review: Eastern Promises (2007)

The trailer for Eastern Promises made it look exciting and interesting. Sadly, it’s neither. A good cast and potentially provocative and/or poignant subject matter is wasted on a trite, too-tidy plot. The only point of interest is the most extensive full male nudity scene I’ve ever seen. Don’t get me wrong, the scene itself isn’t interesting in the least. I just have a vague academic interest in comparing the instances and extent of male nudity in movies (rare) with female (way less rare)

Directed by David Cronenberg, starring Viggo Mortenson and Naomi Watts (victim/perilously close to doormat at times).


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