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The Woodsman Reviews

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January 28, 2005
Gripping film.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
January 27, 2005
[Ms. Kassell and Mr. Fechter] trick up Walter's character with so many conflicting moods and impulses and then place him within a post-prison society that is itself alternately oppressive and permissive.
January 27, 2005
...un portrait délicat, balancé et honnête d'un pédophile.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2005
A courageous and often moving drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 21, 2005
An involving, intense but ultimately confused portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 21, 2005
A slightly better-made movie of the week.
January 21, 2005
A powerful, wrenching drama.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 21, 2005
It's insightful and powerful, but it's not an easy film to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 21, 2005
To watch this picture is to feel, and what you're feeling is an intense swirl of conflicting emotions -- disturbed, creeped-out, sorry, and, yes, even moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 21, 2005
A flawed film that's well worth seeing.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 21, 2005
It is both difficult to watch and compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 21, 2005
Rewarding performances...but Kassell hedges her bets. Not only does she ease Walter's plight by pairing him with Sedgwick, so too are his crimes cut down to size.
January 21, 2005
Anybody in the mood for a downbeat drama anchored by a sturdy lead performance won't go wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2005
A sharp little movie that plunges into expressive pockets of silence, lets its actors speak with expressions as much as dialogue, and builds mood through vivid little images.
January 20, 2005
Turning theater into cinema is always a sticky business, but it's a business The Woodsman knows well.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2005
A lean drama anchored by subject matter which, although difficult, remains distantly disquieting yet never challenging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2005
The Woodsman is an earnest but ultimately flawed film that contains a terrific performance by one of Hollywood's most underrated actors Kevin Bacon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 15, 2005
Deeply insightful, delicately nuanced and brilliantly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 14, 2005
Kassell, a first-time feature filmmaker, shows confidence and some lovely instincts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2005
There are some holes in the story fabric we can gaze through
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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