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The Clearing (2004)

The Clearing

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

July 02, 2004

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Pieter Jan Brugge

Producer

Pieter Jan Brugge, Jonah Smith, Palmer West

Screenwriter

Justin Haythe

Starring

Story


Wayne (Robert Redford) and Eileen (Helen Mirren) Hayes live the American Dream. Together they’ve raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe), and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple’s world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI Agents, their life under scrutiny.

While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Superb acting, not gimmicks..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
“..awkward and unconvincing blend of character study..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
“.."adult counter-programming" for the summer season..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]