Dear IMDb, Yesterday I stumbled upon an article about a film called 'The Promise' and how it has received an unprecedented amount of negative reviews on your site. This film has been screened three times, one being at the Toronto Film Festival on September 11, And yet it has over 55, 1-star reviews.
How is that possible? This film is about a touchy subject for many because it centers around the time the Ottoman Empire carried out a genocide against the Armenian people. But since it is not possible that all these people have seen the film considering the simple fact that it has not been released anywhere yet, how can people leave negative reviews about a film they've never seen? In my humble opinion, it really questions your website's credibility.
This film was produced by someone who had a vision and his name was Kirk Kerkorian. He put many of his earnings on the line to put this movie into production. The director, Terry George, is one of the most renowned and respected in Hollywood. The cast is made up of countless brilliant actors. This film has quality written all over it and yet it is being unfairly rated down by people who haven't seen it. It is a known fact that the Turkish government and people have been denying this genocide for over a century and are willing to go to great lengths for it to remain unrecognized.
But to allow your website to become a weapon of Turkish denial and propaganda is not the standard that your company set for itself when IMDb was launched. Your website has always been a respectable portal of knowledge about all films of the world, so I am in real disbelief as to why a film that has not been released to the public is being defamed and down- rated by Internet trolls.
As I said, this whole situation just questions the validity of IMDb. Please do not allow this to keep happening. There are so many people who dedicated their time and effort to the making of this film. They spent millions of dollars to make it happen.
This film tells a story of an event that the world needs to know about. And until people have the chance to see it with their own eyes and in turn draw their own conclusions, please do not allow this kind of spiteful rating to continue. Please do not let your site become another place of hateful political ranting. It only does you a great disservice. Yes No.
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George chose to make the film with English as its single medium as he felt it would be too confusing for a moviegoer to manage hearing multiple languages spoken throughout the film. There is a scene where a toast is given in Armenian. Filming began in Autumn in Portugal , Malta, and Spain,  with the shooting scheduled to last until December. Security details were arranged during filming due to political sensitivities around the Armenian genocide.
For the same reason, the producers did not issue publicity for the film during the filming process. But we all had this nebulous fear. The film producers deliberately made a final film cut that would be, according to the Motion Picture Association of America MPAA rating system , PG,  so the audience could include teenagers and children;  the producers did this by removing scenes that would otherwise give it an "R" rating. The release date was later changed to April 21, The film also aired elsewhere outside of the United States before April 21, catering to the Armenian diaspora , Assyrian diaspora , and Greek diaspora.
Deadline Hollywood attributed the low opening to the lack of critical support and the film being released in the spring to coincide with the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, instead of in the fall during award season. Open Road's president of marketing Jonathan Helfgot said the film's goal was not purely money related, saying: "[While] we certainly hoped for a better box office result It was about bringing the world's attention to this issue.
And looking at the amount of conversation Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter characterized the film as a "box-office disaster" that "sank like a stone [ The site's critical consensus reads, " The Promise wastes an outstanding cast and powerful real-life story on a love triangle that frustratingly fails to engage". Benjamin Lee of The Guardian gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and called it an "often soapy but well-intentioned and extravagantly mounted epic". Sarafian praised the film for its historical accuracy.
Harout Kassabian of The Armenian Weekly said the film will help the world recognize the trauma of the genocide as it has long been felt by Armenians: "The personal connection developed with the characters helps deepen the empathy felt by the audience". Numerous celebrities reacted positively to the movie,  including fourth-generation Armenian-American Kim Kardashian ,  as well as Reddit co founder Alexis Ohanian. Michael Daly of The Daily Beast contrasted the film with The Ottoman Lieutenant , a Turkish-backed film which he said expresses a distorted view of the Armenian genocide.
Christopher H. Zakian stated that, since the ending does not show that Mikael had found a new lover, this suggests that he focused instead on raising Yeva, and therefore held true to the Armenian ideal of sacrificing one's own desires in favor of the well being of children, the next generation. By the end of October , before its official release and after only three pre-release screenings in September at the Toronto International Film Festival to small audiences, IMDb had registered over 86, ratings for the film, 55, of which were one-star and 30, of which were star, with very few ratings falling anywhere in between.
The majority of these votes had been cast by males outside of the US. By mid-November the total was over 91, votes, with over 57, one-star votes. Commentators assessed that these were mostly votes by people who could not possibly have seen the film, and that the one-star voting was part of an orchestrated campaign by Armenian Genocide deniers to downrate the film, which had then initiated an Armenian response to rate the film highly. In George received the Armin T.
Wegner Humanitarian Award in honor of his films depicting genocides, including The Promise.
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In addition he received a khachkar , made by Hrach Gukasyan and commissioned by the Arpa International Film Festival and Awards Gala, with Armenian-style patterns in the shape of a Celtic cross, the latter in honor of his Irish heritage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the American film. Theatrical release poster. Terry George Robin Swicord. Survival Pictures Phoenix Pictures. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 22, Maybe a programming error or something. What happens when an error is not handled? But there is no such handler in the examples above. In practice, just like with a regular unhandled errors, it means that something has terribly gone wrong.
What happens when a regular error occurs and is not caught by try.. The script dies. Similar thing happens with unhandled promise rejections.
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