The Woodsman (2004)

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A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

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  • Kevin Bacon at an event for The Woodsman (2004)
  • Nicole Kassell at an event for The Woodsman (2004)
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6 October 2004 | omouallem
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| Ignore the low rating
I saw this movie at the Vancouver Film Festival. Not only was it one of the best movies I saw at the fest, but one of the best of the year. I truly believed it to be Bacon's career performance.

The script is solid, full of great dialogue and thick symbolism. The characters all fully developed and never one-sided. Each has their dark side. A commendable effort to Emmy winner, Mos Def, who makes us hate him when he's a good cop, and love him when he's a bad one.

The reason the rating is so low is because it's hard to accept a character that is a child molester. Probably because everyone knows someone or is someone who has been sexually abused. This is a film about redemption and forgiveness--something we can all definitely agree with. It is also a story about humanity--something we all have in common.

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