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The Oath (2018)

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In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.

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Ike Barinholtz

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Ike Barinholtz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Magnussen ... Mason
Tiffany Haddish ... Kai
Max Greenfield
Ike Barinholtz ... Chris
John Cho ... Peter
Meredith Hagner ... Abbie
Jay Duplass
Jon Barinholtz ... Pat
Nora Dunn ... Eleanor
Carrie Brownstein ... Alice
Chris Ellis ... Hank
John Ducey ... Alan Nemsies
Priah Ferguson ... Hardy
Jon Lovett
Talia Tabin ... Waitress
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In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.

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Nothing is More American Than Family Drama

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Comedy | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2018 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$29,078, 14 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$401,463, 1 November 2018
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I Can Tell
Performed by Little Royal
Written by Royal Torrence
Published by Little Royal Music (BMI) and Eastunes Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Carnival Records
By Arrangement with Westwood Music Group
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A rollercoaster ride
21 October 2018 | by mightythor47See all my reviews

The Oath is an example of a relatively new genre that I suppose we can expect to see more of: the political horror movie. The thumbnail describes it cheerfully as "a man struggles to keep his politically divided family from falling apart over the Thanksgiving holiday." Nuh uh. It's actually a plausible scenario for a fascist takeover in America. Appropriately, it sneaks up on you. It starts out as a light comedy -- a good excuse to munch through a bucket of popcorn -- then seems to veer off course, becoming uncomfortably raw. And then things head south. Predictably some critics have called it out for inconsistency of tone -- missing the point. Billy Magnusson steals the show with a late appearance as an agent for the Citizens Protection Unit.


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