Friday 28 October 2011

DVD: The Woman

On a hunting outing not too far from his home, outwardly respectable family man Chris (Sean Bridgers) discovers a woman (Pollyanna McIntosh) living in the wild.

He decides to capture her and keep her hostage in his cellar under the pretence of helping her adjust to civilized society.

What follows is an abhorrent spectacle of torture and rape which even involves the rest of Chris' family, especially his young son. Eventually she escapes and goes looking for revenge, showing an amazing aptitude for the use of bladed weapons, maybe the wolves taught her.

Ordinarily I would have turned this off but I wanted to be able to post a review so I persevered. Bear in mind that I am a fan of both Hostel and Saw but unlike those films this has no redeeming features. The acting is way below par and I'm struggling to see how this managed to get an, albeit limited, UK cinema release.

Apparently it gained some notoriety because some people walked out at a film festival. I can see why they did, it's a thoroughly unpleasant experience that lacks the essential element for this type of film, a compelling story.

Not clever and certainly not funny.

Ric's Rating: 11%


  1. I agree 100%! I hated every minute of it, well hated only the first 15 min, because I couldn't stand it. So dull, so pointless, so amateurish!

  2. Yep, it was pretty bad George.

  3. one of those films that should've never happened, and one of those directors that need professional help.

  4. Thanks for the heads up, I'll steer clear of this one.

  5. I could see what they were trying to do but it just didn't work.

  6. YIKES!

    But, I have to admit, I liked your comment: "...showing an amazing aptitude for the use of bladed weapons..."

    That's a great line! :)

  7. 11%! Is this the lowest score you've ever given?

    Will definitely avoid this one.

  8. Ha Ha. Thanks Margo.

    Well spotted Jennifer, this was even worse than The Wolfman which scored 18%.


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