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The Clearing

Businessman Wayne Hayes (Robert Redford) is abducted by Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe); as they trek through wilderness and Wayne’s wife (Helen Mirren) waits at home, all of them begin to ponder their lives. Producer Pieter Jan Bruggeā€™s directing debut is a thriller for adults, meaning it is leisurely paced, features older stars and has its characters in conversations about what their lives look like after all these years. I find myself somewhat engaged, even though the ending, with events leading up to the resolution, is unsatisfactory. Fine performances, including Dafoe, as a desperate but sad criminal.

2004-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed byĀ Pieter Jan Brugge. Cast: Robert Redford (Wayne Hayes), Helen Mirren (Eileen Hayes), Willem Dafoe (Arnold Mack), Alessandro Nivola, Matt Craven, Melissa Sagemiller.



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