26 December 2012 6:19 PM, PST | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

I give this movie’s costars and creators, Matt Damon and John Krasinski, credit for making a “message movie” as palatable and entertaining as Promised Land. With appealing actors and an attractive location it hums along pretty nicely…but ultimately the film has to show its hand and that’s when the story disintegrates. As writers, and concerned citizens, Damon and Krasinski may be content to expose moviegoers to the dangers of fracking—drilling for natural gas underground—but they’ve fallen short of making a really good film. Damon is likable as a savvy corporate representative who, along with an equally sharp colleague (Frances...

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