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The Woodsman

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The Woodsman

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
87 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/24/04
performer:
Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt, Eve, David Alan Grier, Mos Def
director:
Nicole Kassell
distributor:
New Market Films
author:
Nicole Kassell
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Kevin Bacon plays Walter, who has just served 12 years for molesting two young girls. The film, which invites us to confront the humanity of a man whose actions have been monstrous, is too schematic in its sympathy, though it’s worth seeing for Bacon’s lived-in minimalist purgatory.