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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

Written By: Lucky McKee, Jack Ketchum

Starring: Angela Bettis, Sean Bridgers, Pollyanna McIntosh, Carlee Baker, Lauren Ashley Carter, Alexa Marcigliano, Zach Rand, Shyla Molhusen

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The Woman belongs to 25 collections
1. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 9 stars)
2. Sequel (public: moderated by td888 - 5 stars)
3. Mumblegore (public: moderated by mattburgess - 2 stars)
4. Psychotic women (public: moderated by mattburgess - 1 star)
5. Sundance 2011 - All Feature Films (public: moderated by vwgregov)
6. Rape-and-revenge (public: moderated by mattburgess)
7. FThisMovie Underrated (public: moderated by djcrawfo)
8. FThisMovie Patrick's Top 10 (public: moderated by djcrawfo)
9. Netflix instant LATAM (public: moderated by Roman_Herbom)
10. edkrak films to see (private: edkrak - 2 stars)
11. Netflix Watch Instantly (private: dgeiser13 - 2 stars)
12. Djross horror movie of the year (private: djross - 1 star)
13. Rated (private: giska - 1 star)
14. Djross PSI was way off (private: djross)
15. Djross underrated movies (private: djross)
16. Coheed's Celluloid Pit (private: Coheed)
17. Owned (BD) (private: bizarre_eye)
18. Watched in 2012 (private: dgeiser13)
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20. favoriler (private: ceseth)


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TCI User Score
Iwantham Iwantham
79T8
bullet06 bullet06
63T4
natebarrios natebarrios
45T2
marjoline
70T5
ferked
83T7
frt87
1T1
Zeno
73T4
IMDBpredict
61T3
glm
66T4
65.750
willow
66T6
lumpnboy lumpnboy
75T9
I followed djross's advice, seeing this film without prior knowledge of the content. I now second that advice. Don't read reviews or discussions of the movie before watching it. This is one of the best horror movies of the twenty-first century. So far, at least. Several steps up from in-some-ways similar, earlier DEADGIRL (2008).
ceseth ceseth
83T8
jbyn jbyn
55T2
zulfiraja
60T1
jonas01radio jonas01radio
85T9
SpokoWap SpokoWap
85T10
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.
Scarface Scarface
60T4
CMQuinn CMQuinn
10T10
Djennik Djennik
70T5
TnS
60T4
adidawha adidawha
65T4
Seftref
60T5
DavidB DavidB
76T7
strscrm
70T6
INDYATMN
8T1
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.
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
4T4
FlashCalahan
40T2
jasonseals Superargo
90T10
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?
Derrick_X Derrick X
30T3
MrOlivier Mr.Olivier
15T1
elmakebabi elmakebabi
58T4
DePalma
47T4
estebangonza
50T3
Saraeja
88T10
Onxapu Onxapu
75T9
lantti
30T1
jildeese
70T3
RichardvDam
78T6
princemuchao
43T1
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.
Barkinson
55T6
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
60T5
Chayeh Hipsteresque
70T4
AAAutin AAAutin
8T1
lukecreely1 lukecreely1
85T2
unrecorded unrecorded
62T6
Janky Janky
53T3
Hizumi
55T2
zae zae
65T4
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.
jackdrek jackdrek
78T9
Jeanf Jeanf
87T6
scurry
55T7
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.
Zipster
90T9
This is no movie to ignore. A unique, deeply disturbing, beautifully macabre cross between French Extremity horror and American Beauty suburban dramedy. I was glued. Once it was over, I was left clueless as to what to do next. What act could follow such an utterly insane, utterly audacious piece of work? How do I get it to stop gnawing at my assumptions of what's decent, what's normal? You got me, McKee. You got me good.
p00q p00q
10T1
Bluladder
80T7
anders55j
35T2
dzejson dzejson
70T9
Dufftone
65T3
Baby_Fish Baby Fish
10T10
*sigh* I love a happy ending!
djross djross
70T8
Original and interesting. Best viewed without any prior knowledge of the film.
Shewrats
86T4
rDin r.Din
40T1
Diggler
60T3
Kojiless Kojiless
94T10
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.
BrotherReed BrotherReed
70T6
JooJoo JooJoo
6T6
Hurrah
80T7
JontheLobste
80T6
metaller
70T6
mannaz230 mannaz230
51T3
Does so much right, but even more wrong. Obligatory mention of the woeful soundtrack.
rafalivrari rafa_livrari
60T2
WilliamOTyle
60T4
SickForay SickForay
68T6
Millinsky
100T10
Sangria
70T6
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
52T5
FlashCallaha
40T2
Barraoc Barraoc
70T7
volkan_aysen
90T6
DethRabbit3K
86T8
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?
Barthalen Barthalen
14T1
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.
moist666 moist666
90T3
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
63T3
myminorplace myminorplace
48T3
thedeadwalk!
70T8
Niksterino
60T5
Jurispathic Judge Holden
1T1
Retarded and amateurish. Easily the worst use of music that I've ever heard.
gsb gsb
69T4
If the directing was better this could've been kickass.
richcas90
70T2
muutanet muutanet
61T6
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.
Onderhond
70T8
Kalle85 Kalle85
40T3
filmcave
34T1
felixm85
70T4
Megaharrison Megaharrison
60T6
mightysparks mightysparks
60T7
jgreenwood jgreenwood
70T7
Catnip Catnip
90T9
Still one of the best psychological horror movies I've seen.
capitalist capitalist
55T5
Bandy Bandy
75T6
Guigas Guigas
50T5
taka61
50T2
Infenso paah
60T4
blucthulhu
80T8
MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
32T5
lhenry9
81T6
SlantMag SlantMag
30T8
"The Woman is a slow-burning incendiary device, a brutal satire on the sanctity of the nuclear family and its conservative "values."" - Budd Wilkins
bloodsome bloodsome
74T5
NathanDarko NathanDarko
80T6
MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
90T10
normalchaos
30T1
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.
imdb imdb
65T6
mysteryman mystery_man
70T7
gonzalo gonzalo
6T4
Deaths
2T5
deathtoyou deathtoyou
53T2
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.
white_water
70T7
Shellish Shellish
80T8
ssczus ssczus
60T6
green_man Edson Abas
85T10
nifwl
1T2
Architeutis Architeutis
75T9
bof bof
74T7
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.
10kfilms
43T4
FrankBooth
73T4
mattburgess mattburgess
69T6
topaz420
85T8
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.
dr_wombat
92T10
djemba djemba
80T8
ArticSounds ArticSounds
72T6
isduarte
60T3
kylie kylie
56T6
vordven vordven
80T8
tevans5
40T3
Whiggles
6T4
hydroowl
81T7
DiamondMan
61T4
dddila
66T4
JudgeX
65T6
ventura ventura
70T7
WWallce4prez WWallce4prez
61T3
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.
Liverpoole TarantinOle
78T8
pmcinern pmcinern
60T4
gokcanz gokcanz
76T8
* Casting, Acting : 8 * Script : 8 * Directing, Aura : 8 * Ease of Viewing : 7 * Naked Eye : 7
freakazoid
4T1
EricTheCrow
30T3
JimmyLeresky JimmyLeresky
72T6
haru09
65T1
bearmaster bearmaster
65T5
nihilanth nihilanth
65T3
Darko Vandelay1
70T7
Good movie
roonay3k roonay3k
82T10
A brutal and mindblowing masterpiece!! This is how horror movies should be like!! You will never forget this movie! Brilliant!
zetes
90T9
mark83
5T3
braaaains
67T3
KramYessev KramYessev
40T2
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.
NRM02
58T6
Jerky Jerky
50T5
Boring for the most part, but the last 20 minutes saved it.
popolinka Thegoodboy
60T6
frozenpeas42
85T9
ezpkns34
38T4
AshenLight AshenLight
75T2
ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
62T5
SDPlissken SDPlissken
32T4
Gabriel_p
90T8
caiman caiman
45T2
A stupid movie. That's all I can think of to say about it.
poltergeist poltergeist
65T6
JohnSandwich JohnSandwich
40T2
meh might be even worse than this score
giska giska
10T1
Mattsdmf
53T3
mrmoc mrmoc
85T5
donquixotic
59T5
IchBinFrei IchBinFrei
70T5
Grouchy Grouchy
88T9
KasperL KasperL
55T5
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.
DrinkMilk
8T1
sirphibes sirphibes
67T5
filmaffinity filmaffinity
61T5
NRM01
59T6
komois
90T10
MRobitussin M.Robitussin
85T4
it starts off disturbing and then just goes fucking bananas in the last half hour. mckee def relies too much on musical montage though.
AVclub
8T7
Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
93T10
jhmee8
60T2
oagorduk
80T8
Sweetshit
89T8
TheDenizen TheDenizen
70T7
A douchey lawyer captures a feral woman in the woods and decides to lock her up in his cellar in an effort to civilize her. Things quickly escalate out of control as more is revealed about the lawyer's dysfunctional family. It's a fast paced, gory horror flick that does most things really effectively, but the soundtrack is unbelievably terrible. The main dude looks like a retarded Will Ferrell, so I thoroughly enjoyed seeing him die horribly.
rootbeercirc
80T7
Meta_Critic Meta Critic
58T6
Shosanna Shosanna
35T6
Boys Will Be Boys: The Movie. (3.5/5)
kosmasp
80T8
Jonny Angel
72T6
DAND Leonardis
49T1
A few things are unexplained, and it just won't entertain all viewers and is totally uneven and to disturbing.
Cronos
90T10
zzzzxxxx
10T5
visceroid visceroid
65T4
methad1 methad1
63T4
burflok
65T5
burksta LB94
10T1
ecalder ecalder
68T7
catfacer catfacer
86T8
chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
22T1
Wezzo Wezzo
58T2
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.
RavynLoony
51T5
davevsworld davevsworld
8T6
franncc22
55T4
HobbesZ HobbesZ
55T3
stonie
70T6
bizarreeye bizarre_eye
63T5
Veterini Veterini
30T1
FancyClown FancyClown
84T9
aquila
85T10
rickyafraid rickyafraid
79T6
Moribunny Moribunny
0T1
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.
Revolutiono
8T8
britneeee britneeee
80T8
Nakashima Nakashima
65T3
Piglet Piglet
75T8
toro913
39T3
vsls vsls
20T1
LordBeefJerk
70T7
sh4dow
40T1
miko
89T9
aney aney
45T5
Batshit.
Matthulhu
80T6
kakivsjok kakivsjok
50T2
Euronymous Euronymous
70T6
te18 te18
2T1
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.
vwgregov vwgregov
75T7
balbobin balbobin
76T5
nomercy33 nomercy33
77T5
laika laika
50T2
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.
cranky cranky
67T6
Jlschnei
75T4
negativland
60T3
Ronin21
43T1
FarCryss Suture Self
80T8
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.
Ggeorgiew Ggeorgiew
55T1
ldsix ldsix
82T8
victoregis
75T6
coldesser
50T1
mindheart mindheart
50T9
pisser pisser
40T2
gregmnewman
60T2
dgeiser13
1T6
cronic cronic
75T7
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
91T10
Asgarth NhanLa
60T4
Alex_S Alex S
8T7
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.
manikoala manikoala
69T2
freeipods freeipods
90T10
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