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The Oath (2018)

R | | Comedy, Thriller | 2018 (UK)
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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

Writer:

Ike Barinholtz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ike Barinholtz ... Chris
Tiffany Haddish ... Kai
Nora Dunn ... Eleanor
Chris Ellis ... Hank
Jon Barinholtz ... Pat
Meredith Hagner ... Abbie
Carrie Brownstein ... Alice
Jay Duplass ... Clark
Billy Magnussen ... Mason
John Cho ... Peter
Priah Ferguson ... Hardy
Henry Kaufman ... Asher
Max Greenfield ... Dan
Jon Lovett ... Jon Lovett
Brian Guest ... Avery
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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:

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Language:

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2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Directorial debut of a feature film for Ike Barinholtz. See more »


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Performed by Art Pepper
Written by Art Pepper (as Arthur E. Pepper) BMI
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Do We Really Need a Crude Expletive in Nearly Every Sentence?
11 January 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

A family getting together for Thanksgiving, as well as the country, are torn apart by the Federal Government asking its citizens to sign what's called "The Oath". People will need to pledge their loyalty or they may be visited by the CPU (Citizens' Protection Unit) and some citizens may even be whisked away to an unknown location.

Most of the humor here, as I see it, fell very flat or was quite mean-spirited, and do we really need a crude expletive in nearly every sentence. The last half of the movie had some suspense and I wanted to know how this would all play out.

All in all, however, although the film had its moments it just never really got its act together. But I would say, as I write this, as we possibly near the declaration of a national emergency, that we can't out-of-hand dismiss the warnings that the film trumpets.


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