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156 Ratings

Into the Forest

Directed by Patricia Rozema
Canada, 2015
Drama, Sci-Fi


In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.

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Into the Forest Directed by Patricia Rozema
Worth seeing, maybe – but where? I hate to say so, but it’s hard to imagine many punters making the trek to the cinema for something as minor as Into the Forest. It has nothing to do with low budget, or not enough plot twists (or special effects). We need more, not fewer, character-based psychological dramas on the [Cypriot] big screen – but this particular one doesn’t burrow deep enough, doesn’t make the leap to a world without rules.
November 22, 2016
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Television and YA novels have done their share of cross-breeding drama and extreme genre-determined scenarios; Rozema’s sturdy film tugs effectively at the heartstrings with its tragic spiral and infuses one assault scene with true camera-canting terror.
July 28, 2016
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Solid but unremarkable performances from Page and Wood, who aren’t given much to work with apart from generic anxiety and low-key squabbling, contribute to the overall listlessness. Only in its final few minutes does Into The Forest suggest that it’s creating an arresting new mythology, at which point it promptly and anticlimactically ends.
July 28, 2016
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What are people saying?

  • Jason's rating of the film Into the Forest

    I entered the forest tentatively. There were expectations of bad. I am Canadian. Why do I go see Canadian films I expect to hate? It doesn't matter. Occasionally it pays dividends. I will say, however, that this movie is incredible DESPITE the screenplay. Rozema has just done so many things totally wonderfully here. The metronome. Oh my God. The metronome. It were as though I had a womb w/ a heart beating there.

  • Graveyard Poet's rating of the film Into the Forest

    This tale of two sisters' survival contains so many cliched and unnecessary scenes (the accidental chainsaw death of the father; the love interest sex scene, he's a bland character and he's missing from the rest of the story; the rape scene, the pregnancy, the birth scene.) Sappy string score throughout and the burning of the house was a silly ending.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Into the Forest

    They put a lot of effort and heart into this movie and it pays off. It's not a sci-fi film. It was a horror film for me, the thought of not having electricity, since that's all I do is consume electricity.

  • Joe Hackman's rating of the film Into the Forest

    Into the Forest is an affecting, tightly-edited, and fascinating portrayal of the end times, told from the perspective of two sisters isolated deep in the forest. Some scenes are scary, some are moving, others are even humorous. It's a well-rounded effort with two great leads, especially Evan Rachel Wood.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Into the Forest

    FNC '15 Welcome back Ms. Rozema. The director makes her first important work since 'Mansfield Park' with this surprising and effective tale of 'end of days'. Two sisters survive in an uncertain future when the north American power grid goes down separated for the most part from the world of men but must overcome their own fixations and self-center ness to exist. What sounded contrived works very well here.

  • Adam GR's rating of the film Into the Forest

    A sophomoric stream-of-consciousness from a manic lesbian god energy. Patricia Rozema, tsk......I think Ellen Page relished in "being free" and shirtless, with her sister. Evan Rachel Wood, these parts were charming early in your career but are so beneath you now. Oscillated between archetypal tropes with no greater direction than to play Cat Power's "Wild is the Wind" over images of emotionally destitute women.

  • Daniel Iván's rating of the film Into the Forest

    Carefully constructed and with an impeccable narrative. The central tale of sorority and survival is so clever and quite unexpected. I truly believe this film is an example on how far an austere production and a cleverly constructed tale can go, specially when it comes to non canonical science fiction. A delicate film.

  • teler_thriller's rating of the film Into the Forest

    Frankly, this is not the type of movie that I usually watch. In fact, I find it boring for the first time. However, as I continue to watch the movie until the end (which makes me greatful), I can realize how powerful the characters of these two actresses and they certainly can deliver it in good ways. What a way in showing that people don't need modern things to keep surviving.

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