Little Woods

Little Woods

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Little Woods

Nia DaCosta's debut feature, nominated for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca, follows two down-and-out estranged sisters trying to make ends meet.

"Ollie (Tessa Thompson, Creed) is just getting by in economically depressed Little Woods, a fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind her, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister Deb (Lily James, Baby Driver), who is facing her own crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex (James Badge Dale, The Departed) ... As both bills and pressure mount, Ollie faces a choice: whether to return to a way of life she thought she’d left behind for just one more score." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Offensive language, low level violence & threatening behaviour105 minsUSA
CrimeDramaFestival & Independent
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Vulture

Vulture

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It's a testament to the strength of Thompson's performance, and DaCosta's control of tone and action, that for all the bleakness of this world, we keep watching.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

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Nia DaCosta's absorbing debut is laced with urgent dread, experienced by characters you care deeply about.

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Variety

Variety

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[DaCosta] intuitively reveals a deeper dimension to both of her heroines by taking an extra beat at the beginning or end of scenes to observe their faces when no one else is watching.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Tessa Thompson emotionally expands "Little Woods," turning a small movie into something more than its textured parts.

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Stuff

Stuff

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A searing indictment of the US health system and lament for the loss of the fabled "American dream", Little Woods also makes for riveting viewing.

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Nia DaCosta's heartland tale, rough around some edges, is a promising feature debut.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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The acting is spot on. Thompson and James work brilliantly off each other, showing that sometimes our life choices are only as good as our options, and their struggle to get affordable women's health care in North Dakota.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The life-on-the-margins drama makes a fine, tense vehicle for Tessa Thompson, who in the last few years has stood out in a variety of genres.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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The suspenseful quest for survival provides the stimulus for the whole transfixing and eye-opening running time.

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Vulture

Vulture

press

It's a testament to the strength of Thompson's performance, and DaCosta's control of tone and action, that for all the bleakness of this world, we keep watching.

0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Nia DaCosta's absorbing debut is laced with urgent dread, experienced by characters you care deeply about.

0
Variety

Variety

press

[DaCosta] intuitively reveals a deeper dimension to both of her heroines by taking an extra beat at the beginning or end of scenes to observe their faces when no one else is watching.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Tessa Thompson emotionally expands "Little Woods," turning a small movie into something more than its textured parts.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A searing indictment of the US health system and lament for the loss of the fabled "American dream", Little Woods also makes for riveting viewing.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Nia DaCosta's heartland tale, rough around some edges, is a promising feature debut.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The acting is spot on. Thompson and James work brilliantly off each other, showing that sometimes our life choices are only as good as our options, and their struggle to get affordable women's health care in North Dakota.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The life-on-the-margins drama makes a fine, tense vehicle for Tessa Thompson, who in the last few years has stood out in a variety of genres.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The suspenseful quest for survival provides the stimulus for the whole transfixing and eye-opening running time.

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