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It's not a classic, in the sense of being perfectly formed. But the craft work is one of a kind.
Newman starts tunneling under the material, coming up with all sorts of things we didn't quite expect, and along the way he proves himself as a director of sympathy and a sort of lyrical restraint.
Newman's handling of the outdoor scenes, especially those involving work, is -- like his own acting -- restrained but powerfully evocative.
The result is rather good -- a sort of contemporary 'western' in the timber territory.