The Clearing

2004

Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

43
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 32%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 12411

Synopsis


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Cast

Helen Mirren as Eileen Hayes
Robert Redford as Wayne Hayes
Willem Dafoe as Arnold Mack
Melissa Sagemiller as Jill Hayes
720p.BLU
753.07 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
P/S 2 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 6 / 10

The Cast is the film's strongest card..

As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom. Even tho it has a majority of flaws as a whole 'The Clearing' packs a talented Cast that tries their best and do a pretty good job for the most part. Dafoe and Redford are excellent in the main roles and Mirren is fantastic as the wife in the supporting role. Where the film struggles is within it's narrative i mean the whole cheating thing and that back and forth with what happened between the 2 men kinda bored me at times but the good perfomances still made me go on with the film plus there's a deeper meaning with the film and how money and happiness is difficult to be earned but as i wrote the narrative was kinda messy at times and it does hurt the movie from it's overall more potentials as a whole. (6.5/10)

Reviewed by gbkmmaurstad 6 / 10

No one's laughing in this version of "snatched"

The plot is simple, wealthy executive is kidnapped by disgruntled employee. What isn't simple is Wayne (Robert Redford) and Eileen's (Helen Mirren) marriage and that of the kidnapper Arnold (William Dafoe). What unfolds during the kidnapping, request and delivery of the ransom is an unfolding of Wayne and Arnold's lives.

Both men's families do not not know them other than as providers. Is it too late, will they have a second chance? If Redford or Mirren is one of your favorites, the film is worth the watch. Good flick on a Saturday afternoon, when you've got the house to yourself so you can focus on the dialogue.

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 2 / 10

Lousy kidnapping movie

Robert Redford and Helen Mirren are a married couple with no visible problems. They have a beautiful house, two grown, well-adjusted children, plenty of money, and job security. When Bob leaves the house for work one morning, he has no way of knowing it might be for the last time. . .

As if I needed another reason to be afraid of Willem Dafoe, he abducts Robert Redford and holds him at gunpoint deep in the forest while demanding a ransom from Helen Mirren. While in a way The Clearing is a typical kidnapping movie, it's also far less entertaining than most in its genre. Mostly it's just depressing, and the secrets that are revealed about everyone's past aren't very surprising. The good guy-bad guy roles are very clearly laid out; Pieter Jan Brugge and Justin Haythe should have written a far meatier script to keep the audience enthralled. If you like this genre, try renting Trespass or Shattered instead.

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