"Director David Cronenberg ratchets up the tension. Holds you in an increasingly tight grip! Breathtakingly human."
"Seductive. Unpeels like an onion, with double crosses and deceptions."
"Critic's choice! An affecting and multilayered crime drama from maverick director David Cronenberg."
"Full of tremendous performances. (2) The fight scene with Viggo Mortensen in the steam bath … is like nothing you've seen before." (1)
"4 stars! One of the highlights of the year!"
"A mesmerizing power-punch thriller! Director David Cronenberg is a visionary! The bathhouse fight is a showstopper! 'Eastern Promises' is Viggo Mortensen's tour de force. Naomi Watts is extraordinary."
"Director David Cronenberg provides thrills galore. Excellent. A taut film."