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The Woodsman (2004) - Movie Details

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87 min.
Release Date
December 24, 2004 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
April 12, 2005
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Running Time
87 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexuality, disturbing behavior and language

After twelve years in prison, Walter moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. He finds unexpected solace from Vicki (Kyra Sedgwick), a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is... Full synopsis »

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The subject of pedophilia is a controversial one, but what about a movie whose lead character is such a criminal? Few movies are able to show compassion for monsters without passing judgment, but "The Woodsman" is such a film, and thanks to one of the finest performances ever by Kevin Bacon, it is one of the best character studies to come along in a long time. Full movie review »
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