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The Woodsman Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A really intelligent and amazing piece of real filmmaking...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Smithey
April 16, 2009
Debut director Nicole Kassell compassionately explores the troubled psyche of a former pedophile struggling with inner demons and external obstacles to lead a normal life.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 26, 2007
A bold and poignantly told tale, nestling into its characters to draw out raw and candidly revealing performances.
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Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 14, 2005
(...) Aśn con su intensidad a medio camino, The Woodsman es un drama maduro, desafiante y revelador de lo que estamos dispuestos a tolerar y/o a perdonar (nos) los seres humanos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
October 22, 2005
deals with one disturbing phenomenon in an honest and humane way
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rick Kisonak
May 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 26, 2005
There's certainly a sensitivity and intelligence that went into this psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
April 22, 2005
Look past the seemingly unpleasant subject matter and you'll be able to appreciate this insightful character study quite easily.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 8, 2005
A lean and unapologetic piece about a type of person too often rendered in simplistic 'monster' colors.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 30, 2005
An uneasy, sometimes difficult film to watch - rare at the movies these days. But as a study in pedophilia, there is plenty to be said for the conversation it ignites.
| Original Score: B+
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
March 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Independent (UK)
March 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 6, 2005
... not full of uplift, but it has about it a kind of unholy truth, a worrying seed that isn't rinsed away in a triumphant final act.
| Original Score: A
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 18, 2005
It's a brave choice for an actor, a masterful balancing act by Bacon that makes The Woodsman as insightful as it is disquieting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 17, 2005
Kevin Bacon makes you feel something unexpected: sympathy for a pedophile.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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