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The Woman (2011)
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Summary: When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Directed By: Lucky McKee
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na ArticSounds
72
T6
na NathanDarko
80
T6
na dgeiser13
1
T6
na Kalle85
40
T3
na Millinsky
100
T10
na Cocoa
30
T1
na Hamido
68
T5
na KeanuGrieves
5
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na SickForay
68
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na Barraoc
70
T7
na HobbesZ
55
T3
na Djennik
70
T5
na britneeee
80
T8
na Shewrats
86
T5
na taka61
50
T2
na bizarre_eye
63
T5
na bof
74
T7
I liked it a lot, but for a US horror movie it's certainly unique in the approach it takes - if I were to compare it to anything it would be Kim Ki-duk's movies, where you're never quite sure if he's a militant feminist or an absolutely shameless misogynist. (McKee is nowhere near Kim in terms of cinematography, of course, but that's OK, it's a different genre altogether.) The Woman is a really strong piece of work, and McKee is quite a piece of work himself.
na nihilanth
65
T3
na Grouchy
88
T9
na NRM02
58
T6
na willow
66
T6
na JooJoo
6
T6
na aquila
85
T10
na zerothh
65
T7
na RavynLoony
51
T5
na Gordon Cole
93
T10
na rickyafraid
79
T6
na gonzalo
6
T4
na SlantMag
30
T8
"The Woman is a slow-burning incendiary device, a brutal satire on the sanctity of the nuclear family and its conservative "values."" - Budd Wilkins
na M.Robitussin
85
T5
it starts off disturbing and then just goes fucking bananas in the last half hour. mckee def relies too much on musical montage though.
na unrecorded
62
T6
na Bluladder
80
T7
na Hurrah
80
T7
na laika
50
T2
A big disappointment and not even close to as unsettling as it's been made out to be. Lucky McKee just does not have the directorial or story telling chops to carry a film like this. The music is abysmal and super distracting. 'Irreversible', 'Martyrs', and 'Inside' remain far superior examples of truly shocking horror films.
na thedeadwalk!
70
T8
na djross
70
T8
Original and interesting. Best viewed without any prior knowledge of the film.
na negativland
60
T3
na mark83
5
T3
na filmaffinity
61
T5
na Deaths
2
T4
na Baby Fish
10
T10
*sigh* I love a happy ending!
na TnS
60
T4
na Jerky
50
T5
Boring for the most part, but the last 20 minutes saved it.
na cranky
67
T6
na LB94
10
T1
na gokcanz
76
T8
* Casting, Acting : 8 * Script : 8 * Directing, Aura : 8 * Ease of Viewing : 7 * Naked Eye : 7
na r.Din
40
T1
na pisser
40
T2
na lumpnboy
75
T9
na donquixotic
59
T9
na davevsworld
8
T6
na marcela.tc
90
T6
na Saraeja
88
T10
na kakivsjok
50
T2
na Nakashima
65
T3
na zae
65
T5
Uneven, and amateurish at times, but the good mostly outweigh the bad, and then the finale really lifts it up. But yeah, the soundtrack is just awful.
na Suture Self
80
T8
The Woman is a not so subtle all-out assault on men who try to keep women in line. Pollyanna McIntosh's performance is magnetic, and despite the movie's low-rent feel and tongue-in-cheek plot, its combination of domestic satire and depraved exploitation works in ways you might not expect. Not at all perfect, often uneven, and sometimes stupid, but I can't keep this one out of my head. PS: Lucky McKee, what the hell are you doing with the soundtrack? Stop that.
na Barthalen
14
T1
Empty, mean-spirited and infuriating trash. Probably a lot more enjoyable if you really hate women. And ye gods, the music is so out of place you can't not laugh.
na MrsEmmaPeel
90
T10
na frt87
1
T1
na ceseth
83
T8
na stonie
70
T6
na ventura
70
T7
na IchBinFrei
75
T5
na victoregis
75
T6
na Derrick X
30
T3
na avgcrtckr
52
T5
na anders55j
35
T3
na freakazoid
4
T1
na ChrisReynold
62
T5
na alexw07
80
T7
na Niksterino
60
T5
na princemuchao
43
T1
Honestly, I'm not sure quite what to make of this movie yet. I reserve the right to come back and change the score later. But the reality is that it took me a long time to finish this one because I kept getting bored with it.
na nomercy33
77
T5
na Moribunny
0
T1
A serious contender for daftest movie of the year. It's a remarkable combination of the vulgarity, misandry and superficiality of radical feminism, with totally gratuitous gory violence (though no nastier than can be found elsewhere). And as exploitative as that sounds, it's not the least of how imbecilic and yet pretentious this movie is. There's also an abhorrent use of tacky hard-rock music in the soundtrack, including during rape and murder scenes.
na Matthulhu
80
T6
na natebarrios
45
T2
na demirtas
3
T6
na djemba
80
T8
na dzejson
70
T8
na lantti
30
T1
na scurry
55
T7
Fucking feminists! Good movie yet somehow very limited. Great performances from all involved except, perhaps, the woman herself. Granted, hers was the by far toughest role. Didn't mind the musical montages personally but they might not be for everyone.
na coldesser
50
T1
na filmcave
34
T1
na vwgregov
75
T7
na visceroid
65
T4
na AshenLight
75
T2
na jonas01radio
85
T9
na cengaveri
33
T1
na DrinkMilk
8
T1
na Seftref
60
T5
na Jeanf
87
T6
na NRM01
59
T6
na braaaains
67
T3
na haru09
65
T1
na KasperL
55
T4
Tough to rate. Very memorable, but I'm not sure I would recommend it. Disappointing if you're expecting a masterpiece like 'May'; much better than 'The Woods'. There are shades of brilliance in the film; aesthically it's all over the place, ranging from amazing to amateurish. There are rough edges (unfortunate soundtrack choices, some poor acting). While it never quite comes together well, what saves it are some truly discomforting scenes with the titular woman. The story isn't half-bad, either.
na Barkinson
55
T6
na Jonny Angel
72
T6
na JudgeX
65
T6
na richcas90
70
T2
na RichardvDam
78
T6
na Mattsdmf
53
T3
na kylie
56
T5
na Architeutis
75
T9
na zzzzxxxx
10
T5
na mightysparks
60
T7
na muutanet
61
T6
Although the story and the directing were not near perfect, I liked the package. It's an extreme story of home violence on big scale. The opening will mislead you a lot (or maybe except if you are seeing father as a wolf) and the very end went unnecessarily berserk. The images on a way were already enough brutal and disturbing. Sean Bridgers made a brilliant work as a maniac father.
na felixm85
70
T5
na lukecreely1
85
T2
na Sweetshit
89
T8
na Wezzo
58
T2
Nightmarish, but too rough around the edges to really enjoy, and what it loses in quality steam it gains in absurdity toward movie's end.
na ferked
83
T7
na Diggler
60
T3
na Sangria
70
T6
na INDYATMN
8
T1
Bringing some good actors & behind-the-scenes technique 2 the horror niche of torture porn 4 no discernible reason other than the hamfisted pretensions of its delusional creators. They seem 2 believe all the abuse they force us 2 sit through (rape & an adolescent boy tears off a shackled woman's nipple: it's unpleasant 2 even read, isn't it?) is somehow a valid commentary on patriarchal oppression. It's not. It's misguided in the extreme, a dim-witted pedophile preaching 4 children's rights.
na Edson Abas
90
T10
na caiman
45
T2
A stupid movie. That's all I can think of to say about it.
na LordBeefJerk
70
T7
na jbyn
55
T2
na JohnSandwich
40
T2
meh might be even worse than this score
na Vandelay1
70
T7
Good movie
na sh4dow
40
T1
na KramYessev
40
T2
Sweet christ, that soundtrack really lived up to its notoriety. There really is no worse use of music in anything. The film itself isn't much better, I've never spent an entire films running time desperate to see a family be eviscerated and when the massacre finally occurs, it isn't nearly brutal enough to be satisfying. Pollyanna McIntosh is as good as she was in "Offspring" and the fathers actor does a decent job but everything else is pretty damn awful. Bonus points for no CGI.
na vordven
80
T7
na Matt Burgess
69
T6
na p00q
10
T2
na volkan_aysen
90
T5
na adidawha
65
T4
na AAAutin
8
T1
na lhenry9
81
T6
na ldsix
82
T8
na ssczus
60
T6
na mystery_man
70
T7
na Euronymous
70
T6
na Leonardis
49
T1
A few things are unexplained, and it just won't entertain all viewers and is totally uneven and to disturbing.
na AVclub
8
T7
na mannaz230
51
T3
Does so much right, but even more wrong. Obligatory mention of the woeful soundtrack.
na jgreenwood
70
T7
na Judge Holden
1
T1
Retarded and amateurish. Easily the worst use of music that I've ever heard.
na glm
66
T4
65.750
na Cronos
90
T10
na Megaharrison
60
T6
na Veterini
30
T1
na topaz420
85
T8
I've seen some extremely gory movies, and they don't really affect me. This movie has its share of gore, but where it really succeeds is in psychological terror. You will want a shower when it's over. You will be exhilarated.
na DethRabbit3K
86
T8
I guess I can see why this movie upset some people, it is a pretty upsetting film. But if that's it's intention, which it obviously is, then it's done it's job hasn't it?
na Luci
70
T6
na NhanLa
60
T4
na IMDBpredict
61
T3
na elmakebabi
58
T4
na Thegoodboy
60
T6
na Superargo
90
T10
This is what horror is supposed to look like. Bone-chilling, unsettling, and vaguely dirty; you sort of get the impression that you should be watching this alone, at night, with the shades drawn and the volume turned way down. Searingly brilliant and terrifying, with an ending that redefines the term "bravura." Sean Bridgers turns in an unforgettably, bravely skeevy performance, and the woman...well, she's kind of a metaphor, isn't she?
na Hipsteresque
70
T4
na BrotherReed
70
T6
na vsls
20
T1
na tevans5
40
T3
na Ronin21
43
T1
na kyle.loomis
4
T4
na boyakasha
65
T5
na manikoala
69
T2
na chmul_cr0n
22
T1
na FreddieQuell
91
T10
na DavidB
76
T7
na bloodsome
74
T5
na ecalder
68
T7
na deathtoyou
53
T2
This movie irks me in more than one way, and this will contain some spoilers. The first half of the movie is really well done, suspenseful, gets under your skin and bothers you. which is its purpose. however, I think the ending drops the ball in such a large way that it takes away from the entire movie. From killing off the mom just trying to make the best of a horrible life with her kids, to the dog human in the shed and the ending where they all walk off to be forest people. just plain stupid.
na capitalist
55
T5
na dddila
66
T4
na dr_wombat
92
T10
na roonay3k
82
T10
A brutal and mindblowing masterpiece!! This is how horror movies should be like!! You will never forget this movie! Brilliant!
na Shellish
75
T6
na frozenpeas42
85
T9
na JimmyLeresky
72
T6
na IMDb-byvotes
63
T3
na cronic
75
T7
na WWallce4prez
61
T3
What begins as something vaguely unsettling, continues until there is a rush of pure chaos in the last 20 minutes. This formula was appreciated and adeptly carried out. However, the atrocious score and the complete lack of characterization hurts the film tremendously.
na poltergeist
65
T6
na Onxapu
75
T9
na CMQuinn
10
T10
na gsb
69
T4
If the directing was better this could've been kickass.
na ezpkns34
38
T4
na Iwantham
79
T8
na rafa_livrari
60
T3
na FrankBooth
73
T4
na blucthulhu
80
T8
na methad1
63
T4
na mindheart
50
T9
na Revolutiono
8
T8
na Kojiless
88
T10
I saw May and enjoyed it, so I had to give The Woman a try...and loved it. I cannot recommend this movie to everyone, hell I can't even recommend it to most of my friends, but if you're looking for something completely out of left field, give it a shot. The less you know about the movie before watching it only makes the experience that much more crazy.
na Alex S
8
T7
One of those rare movies that really shocked me. From the start something just felt off kilter and unsettling. I know this won't appeal to many people,as it's a hard watch with some real graphic moments. But for me,it grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go till it's horrifying bloody climax. If you have an open mind and strong stomach,i would defiantly recommend this to any horror fan.
na normalchaos
30
T1
Poor soundtrack choices. Character decisions made no sense, and made the film hard to relate to. Seems to want to make some kind of statement on misogyny, but falls flat.
na marjoline
75
T4
na jackdrek
78
T9
na burflok
65
T5
na Zeno
73
T4
na toro913
39
T3
na Whiggles
6
T4
na strscrm
70
T6
na balbobin
76
T5
na Hizumi
55
T2
na tomelce
2
T1
It's true that cinematic nihilism can work. However, that would require a kind of talent that's entirely missing from The Woman, which sees Lucky McKee follow up the excellent The Woods with a black hole of a movie so insipid, so incompetent and so illogical that it might call his entire filmography into question. Within it is a great villain's performance (as well as an abominable teen actor's performance) and an evocative soundtrack, but the rest is sewage. Mercifully, it does end.
na imdb
65
T6
na Meta Critic
58
T6
na ZombieBuffet
60
T5
na SpokoWap
85
T10
Poczatek nie zapowiada niczego specjalnego i swiezego, ale im dalej w las, tym wylacznie lepiej. Interesujacy scenariusz, bardzo dobra rezyseria i zdjecia, muzyka (czasem zanadto kontrastuje z sytuacja na ekranie, ale chyba wlasnie w tym tkwi jej moc), gra aktorska (wiekszosc obsady), no a przede wszystkim klimat...w drugiej czesci filmu uczucie narastajacej grozy towarszylo mi az do ostatniej sceny. Pomimo kilku mankamentow jest to zdecydowanie jedna z lepszych produkcji gatunku zeszlego roku.
na Jlschnei
75
T4
na Bandy
75
T6
na gregmnewman
60
T2
na komois
90
T10
na catfacer
86
T8
na oagorduk
80
T8
na FancyClown
84
T9
na bullet06
63
T4
na Scarface
60
T4
na aney
45
T6
Batshit.
Average Tier 5.19 from 214 Rankings rss