29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredibly original and wicked horror film
It's fair to say that The Woman is one of the most original horror films to have been released in years. This was my personal favourite amongst all the films that were showcased at this year's Film4-sponsored FrightFest and I can't recommend it enough, this is primarily down to Pollyanna McIntosh's standout performance in the title role. Although it is true to say that...
Published on 5 Sep 2011 by Arthur Cruse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A horrible film, but not necessarily a bad one
I have to admit to nearly turning this off more than once. I practically picked up the remote every ten minutes or so. However, after sticking with it, I was actually happy that I did. It's no classic and wasn't what I was expecting, but it was different enough to warrant ninety minutes of my life.
I became aware of this film through watching horror films...
Published 20 months ago by Albatross
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Woman,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)I watched this lastnight before going to bed and ended up awake all night trying not to think about what i had seen. This film is fantastic i loved the entire thing.
you find out about the fathers motives quite early while he is out hunting, looking at this woman washing herself in the river through his riffle lense. you really get the idea of what a scum bag this guy is and not one to be worried about her welfare.
he knocks her out and brings her back to the house and ties her up in very uncomfrotable restraints. I loved their first introduction, it is prob my fav part of the entire movie and lets you know what he truely brought home with him.
Pollyanna McIntosh is amazing and play's the woman extremely well all the way through the movie. She never takes her eyes of the people around her. The rest of the cast are fantastic too, making it easy for the viewer to feel certain ways, which adds to the movie.
This movie is disturbing and quite gory. I would have to warn any viewer who is sqreamish or sensitive to watching sexual or physical violence. Its not over the top but it will upset you. If you think you can handle it give it a go...its a great movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great buy!,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)It's an extremely good film! Very scary and jumpy, but at least it was in perfect condition! A really great buy!
5.0 out of 5 stars The Woman Is Wild!,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)The Woman is a horror movie that draws you in with the performance of Pollyanna McTosh as she is captured by a man whose futile ways to attempt to civilize her endanger his family, but with the twist that you saw coming....you ask yourself an important question. Would these kids have been better off being brought up by the Woman?
A nice gory movie and original horror movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to watch this film,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)After reading reviews telling me how terrible this film is I approached with caution. Yes, the film has some pretty stinking bits but contains real moments of beauty, tragedy and dark humour. I urge you to watch this film for the ending alone, it's spectacular. The acting and soundtrack are brilliant. 'the woman' is a bit of a shift to watch but you'll be glad you persevered. Watch it!
3.0 out of 5 stars unsure,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)i am not sure wether to give this dvd 1* or 5* so i gave 3* never seen anything like this film very brutal and really perverse but somehow keeps you watching dont think i would ever watch this again. baza
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth every penny,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)Woman has an original story line that for some reason reminds me of martyrs & frontiers.....maybe its just subtitles but one thing they definately all have in common is they are great original well made horrors that push the bounderies. definately one I would watch again & recommend. Its also left open for a part two.......fingers crossed
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Woman's Liberation,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)The Woman follows the story of a feral woman, raised by wolves, who is hunting in the river one day when she is spotted by a lawyer who decides to capture her and bring her home to be "civilised" by him and his family.
I won't say too much here as there are a number of twists and I don't want to give too much away. However her treatment at the hands of the lawyer and his family brings into sharp focus who is actually the feral character.
The storyline is excellent, as it exposes more and more about the weirdness of the lawyer and his family, as it gradually and seamlessly reveals its behaviour as more and more surreal while retaining the ability to maintain the viewer's suspension of disbelief.
My only gripe would be that, for me, the soundtrack sometimes intruded on the dialogue and the flow of the film - but it's a minor point as it may well not be a problem for others.
Pollyanna McIntosh is superb as the feral woman, managing alternately to look both slick & ferocious and vulnerable & ungainly as required, and Sean Bridges is great as the lawyer who gradually reveals himself to be the true leader of a pack.
An original and engaging film, good stuff.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little thriller,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)Engaging horror in which a man captures a wild woman in the woods and proceeds to keep her in the cellar with the help of his family.
The twist in the story when it comes is not unexpected, but no less satisfying for that.
A good little thriller which leaves a few loose end left nicely open.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a horror film like no other,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)For to long i've brought bought horror movies that follow the same blue print, finally a film has been created that breaks the mould. Pollyanna McIntosh's performance is fantastic and Lucky McGee manages to have us on the edge's of are seats as and when he chooses.
A fantastic horror movie
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1.0 out of 5 stars Well Feral,
This review is from: The Woman [DVD] (DVD)Hard-working family man Chris Cleek is out hunting one day when he stumbles upon "The Woman", a wild and unhinged babe who lives in a cave and eats whatever she can kill. Instead of alerting the relevant authorities, he decides to capture her and take her back to his shed. We soon realise that Chris isn't exactly mentally stable- he's possibly a serial killer, probably a murderer and definitely a rapist. When he has successfully chained her up, their relationship starts to hit a few hurdles. You know the kind of thing- he tries to feed her and she spits at him, she bites off one of his fingers and he shoots her in the ear. Typical romcom scenario. Scottish actress Pollyanna McIntosh plays the unfortunate woman very effectively and for a malnourished cave-dweller she has a surprisingly good body. In her eye-popping nude scene she looks voluptuous and toned, and I couldn't help noticing that she seems suspiciously well groomed "down below". I guess when she wasn't scoffing live trout and gorgeing on dead dog, she had regular access to a gym and waxing salon. Since the director wanted to explore the idea of civilising her, he missed a trick there. He should've given her a vajazzle.
If all of this sounds interesting, I'm sorry to say you've been misled. It's a sick, twisted, incoherent mess. Director (Un)Lucky McKee tries his best to undermine the cast with his heavy-handed direction, but one or two of the actors refuse to buckle. Sean Bridgers is actually very frightening as the sociopathic Cleek and the aforementioned McIntosh plays her almost impossible role with real ferocity. However, any attempt at subtlety or intelligence soon falls by the wayside and the prepostrous, blood-soaked finale is just an excuse for McKee to go ballistic in an orgy of violence and depravity.
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