• The Woodsman (2004)

The Woodsman

Release Date: December 24th, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 12th, 2005

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 , Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Shannon, Hannah Pilkes

Director: Nicole Kassell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Dash Films, Lee Daniels Entertainment, The Woodsman LLC

Distributors: Newmarket Film Group

Keywords: Mystery, Prison, 2000s, Brooding, Gripping, School, Transformation, Temptation, Rescue

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A stunning, difficult film. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    It's Bacon who overcomes all obstacles. show more

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