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R| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
After 12 years in prison, Walter (Kevin Bacon) returns home. Few people know he's a sex offender and pedophile. Walter finds an apartment where he's regularly visited by his parole officer (Mos Def). He gets a job at a lumber mill and starts seeing a coworker (Kyra Sedgwick). Then his new world begins to unravel. As his past becomes known, he begins a high-risk friendship with a young girl and realizes that a man loitering near a schoolyard is a child molester prowling for his next victim.

Cast: Kevin Bacon , Kyra Sedgwick , Eve , Mos Def , David Alan Grier , Benjamin Bratt , Michael Shannon , Hannah Pilkes

Director: Nicole Kassell

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Newmarket Film Group

The Woodsman (2004)

Release Date: December 24th, 2004|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's Bacon who overcomes all obstacles. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Tasteful but not compromised. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In a film that's carefully crafted but also airless and overcalculated, Mos Def walks away with every scene he's in because we're never sure what his character is up to, and we're never told. show more

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