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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nearly There -As a Really Good Exercise in Restraint..., 17 Aug 2010
This review is from: The Woods [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
This really is an excellent supernatural thriller and for the most part an exercise in restraint and subtlety. Great atmosphere and sense of 1960's locale throughout only slightly compromised by a rather ill fitting CGI 'attack of the killer trees' final act.

The cinematography is excellent and there are some really good performances from a generally unshowy cast - Agnes Bruckner as the movie's main character is particularly one to watch.

I was very engrossed in this and would perhaps describe it loosely as Picnic At Hanging Rock meets The Wicker Man.

Don't be put off that it's an ostensibly teenage cast; It's NOT a teen horror movie - final pyrotechnics aside, it's way too intelligent!

Very little gore until a highly stylised end - it's more about imagination and atmosphere.

I enjoyed the ending which possibly suggests the movie was based around a real life disaster??
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