Eastern Promises

Lists: Focus Features, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family."

Overall Ranking: 1451 (Rank from 2007: # 42)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 100%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi80
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman70 - Sometimes fascinating, sometimes frustrating look at the Russian mafia.
Bryan Lienesch69 - If you want to delve into the saturated genre of organized crime noirs, you better bring something special. 'Eastern Promises' does not.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 6
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 4

People Involved

  • Naomi Watts (Anna Khitrova)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Nikolai Luzhin)
  • Vincent Cassel (Kirill)
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl (Semyon)
  • SinĂ©ad Cusack (Helen)
  • Donald Sumpter (Yuri)
  • Jerzy Skolimowski (Stepan)
  • Josef Altin (Ekren)
  • Mina E. Mina (Azim)
  • Aleksander Mikic (Soyka)
  • Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse (Tatiana)
  • David Cronenberg (Director)