A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Screen legends Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hike together along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in this odd-couple comedy. Based on the memoir by humourist and travel writer Bill Bryson. Co-starring Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal. From the director of Dunston Checks In.

Redford plays Bryson who, instead of retiring to enjoy his wife (Thompson) and family, challenges himself to the epic hike over America's unspoiled and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find is anything but once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join - his long lost former friend Katz (Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law - sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying debts.

2015Rating: M, Offensive language & sexual references98 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Ken Kwapis ('Big Miracle', 'He's Just Not That Into You', 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants', 'Dunston Checks In')
Writer:
Bill HoldermanRick Kerb
Cast:
Robert RedfordNick NolteEmma ThompsonKristen SchaalNick Offerman

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A Walk in the Woods / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

In a bid to “sneak in one last adventure before it’s too late”, Robert Redford (as author Bill Bryson) is joined by Nick Nolte (as his grizzled old pal, Katz) on a gruelling hike along the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine.

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Variety

Variety

It’s pleasant enough cinematic comfort food, but even so, you may be hungry again soon afterward.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Unexpectedly moving and occasionally delightful.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Certainly no Butch Cassidy, but it is interesting to check in with these two still-compelling codgers.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The to and fro of dialogue between the men never goes very far, and we don't really get a sense of the natural world that the pair experience.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

One can't help but imagine what previously attached directors Barry Levinson or Richard Linklater might have done with this material, with their affinity for scenes of drifting talk and hanging out.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Serves as a terrific showcase for two exceptionally durable stars.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Though it is pleasant enough simply to be in the company of these two charismatic old stagers, Redford and Nolte are never the hilarious double-act director Ken Kwapis makes them out to be.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A fun time spent in the company of great characters.

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