January 3, 2013 3:18 PM

‘Promised Land’: More is promised than delivered | 2 stars

The peripatetic Gus Van Sant has limned the lives of drug addicts, hustlers and wayward teens, remade “Psycho” shot-for-shot and directed a straightforward, Oscar-caliber biopic (“Milk”), but he has never tackled one of those topical message movies Stanley Kramer (“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”) used to make.

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