Blackwoods (2002)

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Things start off bad and quickly take a turn for the worse when Matt (Patrick Muldoon) takes a trip to visit his girlfriend Dawn's (Keegan Connor Tracy) reclusive backwoods parents in this dramatic thriller from director Uwe Boll. Haunted after having caused the death of a young girl in a drunk driving accident years before, Matt's inner demons tear at his insides as he attempts to put the past behind him and start a new life with Dawn. Stopping off at a hotel for a quick round of lovemaking before they venture into the woods, Matt must subsequently fend off an axe-wielding psychopath before discovering that Dawn has disappeared. Though Matt soon finds the route to the house in the woods, he is unexpectedly attacked by Dawn and imprisoned by the family. Put on trial by the family for killing their youngest daughter in the drunk driving incident, Matt's nightmare soon becomes a waking reality as he desperately struggles to escape the clutches of Dawn's family and maintain his slipping sanity.
Rating:
R (for violence, language and sexuality)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Boll Films

Cast

Michael Paré
as Sheriff Harding
Ben Derrick
as Johnny
Matthew Walker
as Pa Franklin
Janet Wright
as Ma Franklin
Patricia Dahlquist
as Mrs. Sullivan
Nathaniel DeVeaux
as E.R. Doctor
Anthony Harrison
as Tall Man/Dr. Kelly
Heather Feeney
as E.R. Nurse
Sarah Deakins
as Sarah, Matt's Date
Bill Ferguson
as Trucker
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Critic Reviews for Blackwoods

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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It turns out to be smarter and more diabolical than you could have guessed at the beginning.

May 10, 2002
New York Times
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Director Uwe Boll and the actors provide scant reason to care in this crude '70s throwback.

May 10, 2002
New York Post
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Two-bit potboiler.

May 10, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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Director Uwe Boll and writer Robert Dean Klein fail to generate any interest in an unsympathetic hero caught up in an intricate plot that while cleverly worked out, cannot overcome blah characters.

Full Review… | May 10, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | May 10, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Blackwoods

68% "The truth comes back, always does."-Sheriff Harding (Michael Pare) Sure the charaters were blah, except for Clint Howard (his goofy poytrayal of a sleazy hotel clerk rocked), and sure the unfocused, shaky, slow mo cam was annoying (but made sense, when matched with Matt's fuzzy mind set), but it was a over all smart picture. Good soundtrack as well. "What are you, enemy of the conspiracy?"-Greg (Clint Howard)

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone
½

This isn't the worst Uwe Boll movie... but it is still pretty terrible. Bad pacing, but the plot is not as stupid as it could be considering again, that it is a Uwe Boll movie. LOL! Poor guy. Who keeps letting this poor smuck make a fool out of himself?!

Zandra Ellis
Zandra Ellis
½

Horribly acted and directed all the way through until the twist ending which I quite liked. Up until then it was barely a 1.

Anthony Stevenson
Anthony Stevenson

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