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The Woodsman Reviews

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December 16, 2004
Overblown melodrama, as muddle-headed as it is palpably sincere.
February 2, 2004
A character who is doomed from the start because of his own actions is difficult to support, and a film about him is bound to feel oppressively dark.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 13, 2005
Woodsman is an interesting look into a fractured, tormented mind, yet it falls below the truly enveloping, harrowing experience the film unfortunately only hints at.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 7, 2004
Although The Woodsman's subject matter is shocking and disturbing, perhaps the most unsettling quality is its matter-of-fact attitude
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 19, 2004
Creepy, dubious tale of a loathsome convicted pedophile
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 23, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 6, 2005
This potentially shattering film becomes too comfortable and pat, lacking in menace.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
December 28, 2004
Never comes alive as a story in itself--not even when Bacon nearly lures a young girl onto his lap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 17, 2004
So little is revealed about the hero than an end-shot move rings ominous and empty.
February 3, 2005
Unfolds in exactly the way you expect a sensitive Sundance indie to handle this distasteful subject matter...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2004
Retreats, perhaps understandably, into the refuge of allegory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
There are some holes in the story fabric we can gaze through
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
February 4, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 14, 2005
Kassell, aided by Bacon's subtle and effective performance, succeeds in making Walter not only human but also sympathetic.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
November 28, 2004
It's Bacon ... who ultimately gives Walter his humanity with a subtly textured performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 8, 2005
A lean and unapologetic piece about a type of person too often rendered in simplistic 'monster' colors.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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