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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

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bacon's portrait chills to the bone. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Kassell has serious talent. The movie is beautifully shot, and the performances are all spot-on. But like many young screenwriters today, she has overwritten her script to the point where everything is simply too tidy for the messy psychological material. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A stunning, difficult film. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Bacon is a strong and subtle actor, something that is often said but insufficiently appreciated. Here he employs all of his art. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    One of the year's best. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    What makes The Woodsman meaningful is Bacon's tortured suffering. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It takes a confident actor to accept a role like this and to perform it to flawless perfection. show more

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