52 Word Review: Eastern Promises

Viggo Mortenson in David Cronenburg's 'Eastern Promises'Eastern Promises, an exercise in minimalist plot, succeeds due to delicate acting and stoic directing. It’s got the villian, anti-hero, idealist, and the fairly obvious Twist, but saves itself from mediocrity by telling only the important parts of the story. Cronenburg’s films succeed because they leave you with questions, not answers.