The Pledge

Jerry Black has been a sheriff in Nevada for many years but on the night of his retirement his most grisly and difficult case comes into being. A young blonde girl around the age of8 was brutally murdered in the woods outside of town, a culprit was found but after committing suicide with a police officers gun all leads go quiet. Jerry visits the young girls parents and promises to her mother that he will find the true culprit as he does not believe their first witness was right. Jerry moves to a small and remote little town where similar crimes have taken place in order to dig up more evidence, he comes across a drawing that the young girl drew before her death, there was a very tall man as well as a black station wagon and small porcupine toys, the man was only known as the wizard. Jerry develops a friendship with a waitress who also has a young blonde daughter so he can use her to find the tall man in the drawing, but things get very out of hand.

Director: Sean Penn

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Patricia Clarkson, Aaron Eckhart, Robin Wright Penn, Benicio del Toro, Helen Mirren

Year: 2001

Length: 123 Minutes

Classification: R18+ Adult themes, Medium level violence

Rating:★★★½☆

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