Clearing, The (USA; 91 min.)


directed by: Pieter Jan Brugge
starring: Robert Redford; Willem Dafoe; Helen Mirren
The Clearing
 
Hilary says: "Wayne Hayes (Robert Redford), a wealthy rental-car executive, is abducted by a disgruntled former employee, Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe). Hayes' wife Eileen (Helen Mirren) is soon surrounded by family and FBI agents, hoping for Wayne's safe return.

"Mirren's performance is one of the few good points, while the usually compellingly creepy Dafoe fails to capture the viewer's interest.

One of the flattest movies I've ever seen. A lone cat for Mirren, but don't waste your time."