Little Woods (2018)



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A young woman is compelled to smuggle painkillers across the Canadian border to save her family. She risks her opportunity for a fresh start - away from the North Dakota fracking boomtown she grew up in - to prevent her pregnant and penniless sister and her nephew from becoming homeless.


Critic Reviews for Little Woods

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

Little Woods is very personal and very touching, and it makes a compelling argument as to why good people do bad things, a tried-and-true motif that has become a staple of the new westerns emerging today.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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The life-on-the-margins drama makes a fine, tense vehicle for Tessa Thompson, who in the last few years has stood out in a variety of genres.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Nia DaCosta's absorbing debut is laced with urgent dread, experienced by characters you care deeply about.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The film has atmosphere and intensity to burn, but it also feels dwarfed by similar yet superior films.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In the film 'Little Woods', Tessa Thompson executes one of the best performances of her career.

Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

DaCosta's meticulous work in laying out a socially conscious scenario in such a wildly entertaining way shines through.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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