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The Clearing Reviews

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April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2005
...a very good thriller that could've (and should've) been a great one...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 26, 2004
Lo que mantiene el interés es el cada vez más impredecible comportamiento de la esposa, animada además por una estupenda Helen Mirren (la mejor intérprete de la película).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 7, 2004
...may not be the most exciting or well-focused drama of the year, but it manages to engage our intellect most of the time and keep us guessing well up to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 10, 2004
A haunting film about the evil that men do.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2004
European sensibility controls The Clearing, a fact that might frustrate American moviegoers who arrive expecting something more flashy.
Read More | Original Score: A-
August 10, 2004
The Clearing is what it sounds like: stripped of ornamentation, undeluded about its subjects, lucid about the limits of human behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 21, 2004
By the time The Clearing was over, my single greatest feeling was: Why did anyone want to make this movie?
July 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2004
A mature, character-based film in which kidnapping is the story, but the people are the substance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 16, 2004
The pacing here might be perceived as too slow by audiences expecting something different, but it's quietly effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2004
The Clearing deftly blends three great performances and an intricate character study into a quietly powerful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2004
Brugge has built a character-driven piece that is as sturdy as it spare.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 13, 2004
Don't go in expecting a thriller and you might be happily surprised...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 12, 2004
Robert Redford brings to the screen a perfect couple, Wayne and Eileen Hayes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2004
A great cast consisting of Robert Redford, Helen Mirren and Willem Dafoe.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 9, 2004
An intriguing but dramatically stunted psychological thriller about a kidnapping.
Read More | Original Score: B
July 9, 2004
A kidnapping drama that may be too intentionally low-key to qualify as a thriller but that accrues weight and tension as it makes its way through a forest of repressed emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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