The Clearing Reviews

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April 1, 2006
September 16, 2005
Mirren passes through entire scenes without a word, not needing to speak, as every feeling is writ large across her beautifully expressive face.
January 15, 2005
...a very good thriller that could've (and should've) been a great one...
December 26, 2004
Lo que mantiene el inters es el cada vez ms impredecible comportamiento de la esposa, animada adems por una estupenda Helen Mirren (la mejor intrprete de la pelcula).
November 22, 2004
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.
September 10, 2004
A haunting film about the evil that men do.
August 23, 2004
European sensibility controls The Clearing, a fact that might frustrate American moviegoers who arrive expecting something more flashy.
August 10, 2004
The Clearing is what it sounds like: stripped of ornamentation, undeluded about its subjects, lucid about the limits of human behavior.
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
July 18, 2004
A mature, character-based film in which kidnapping is the story, but the people are the substance.
July 16, 2004
The pacing here might be perceived as too slow by audiences expecting something different, but it's quietly effective.
July 16, 2004
The Clearing deftly blends three great performances and an intricate character study into a quietly powerful film.
July 15, 2004
Brugge has built a character-driven piece that is as sturdy as it spare.
July 13, 2004
Don't go in expecting a thriller and you might be happily surprised...
July 12, 2004
Robert Redford brings to the screen a perfect couple, Wayne and Eileen Hayes.
July 10, 2004
A great cast consisting of Robert Redford, Helen Mirren and Willem Dafoe.
July 9, 2004
An intriguing but dramatically stunted psychological thriller about a kidnapping.
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.
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