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The Lumber Baron

The Lumber Baron is a movie starring Joseph Bezenek, Christina Baldwin, and Anna Stranz. At the turn of the century lumber was a booming industry in a savage land. Upon the unexpected death of his father, Daniel Rimsdale returns...

Running Time
2 hours
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
History, Mystery, Drama
Barry Andersson
Karen R. Hurd
Anna Stranz, Scout Taylor-Compton, Joseph Bezenek, Christina Baldwin
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

At the turn of the century lumber was a booming industry in a savage land. Upon the unexpected death of his father, Daniel Rimsdale returns home to try to salvage the floundering family lumber business, find out who killed his father, and save his family from financial ruin. However, he meets heavy resistance from others who will stop at nothing to become the new Lumber Baron.

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Maria N.

The Lumber Baron has to be one of the best stories ever told by a painter in a world where he has to win an auction for his paintings. It is a story of a painter, a painter's wife, and a painter's son. You need to think about it. This story does not have a happy ending and this is where the director does his best work. The viewer needs to understand the complexities of the family, what the father has to work with, and the fears he and his wife have for the future. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for an excellent story.

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Jack B.

A movie that has so many good qualities about it. First and foremost, its slow build up is very effective and looks incredibly eerie. The two main actors, both are very believable. And the photography is truly fantastic. The main reason this movie is so effective is that it has so many great atmospheric elements that bring the story to a perfect climax. The action scene is one of the best I have ever seen. The ending is really very good, it leaves you very satisfied. The plot has many twists and turns. The use of music really adds to the film. All in all, this movie is amazing, and well worth watching.

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Stephen O.

Nash had a terrible car accident, as well as his wife and the kids. His son, William, was among the passengers in the car. He has a long way to recover. He has been in and out of the hospital. He is seeking help and has been accepted in the University, no doubt for the future. For his son, the worst thing about being a prisoner is having to watch his father go down. What the father doesn't realize is that he may be his father's guardian. The other reason William feels his father is living around him is that his father cannot be around him for very long. They have to make arrangements to get William out of the hospital and into the world. This movie is a "must see" and is great entertainment for the entire family. I highly recommend this movie.

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I must admit I had not read the book before seeing this film, but as this review is to look at the film in the context of the novel, I must admit I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. The acting is first rate, and though it is not quite as good as some of the other movies I have seen, it is still very well done. The sets and sets as well as the costumes are amazing, and the use of film is very effective. A lot of this film feels very much like a play rather than a film, but this isn't a problem, it is very effective in how it shows the time period and social class of the time. This is an excellent film that I will definitely watch again!

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Carl Soto

There is a genre of history films based on actual events, the most common being historical epics such as The Gallipoli campaign or Napoleon. But in this case, it is actually about the death of a woman. A woman who is a documented assassin. Her name is Ernestine and she is portrayed as an almost a hero by the events that surround her. The events in question involve a wealthy family (and the mob that surrounds it) and the intrigue surrounding the family and its power and influence. It also highlights the struggles of Ernestine and her family to maintain a life which is being stolen by the controlling matriarch. The movie, on the other hand, is about Ernestine's struggles in getting to the truth and what her own life would have been like if she had been allowed to uncover the truth. We have a wonderful ensemble cast here. We have Stephen Fry, in a pivotal role that brings out a great deal of his usual humor. We have Alec Guiness, who has an awesome touch for accents. We have Emma Thompson, who has been one of my favorite actresses for a while. We have Jon Voight, who may be best known as one of the most celebrated actors working in movies today, but he is also one of my favorite actors of all time. And then we have John Hurt. Hurt was a professional actor in the '50s and '60s. I can say with confidence that he will definitely have a career ahead of him. But the best of the ensemble cast is probably William Hurt, who plays an incredible character and has that little bit of everything, the necessary accents, the delivery of the lines, and the presence to match. There are some subtle touches that Hurt touches that I have not seen since the first time I saw him in "The Matrix." And of course, we have the director, Sam Raimi. Like an artist who has a complete vision for the movie, Raimi has created a film that is so layered, that at first we might not see it, but it is that layer that allows us to see so much more of the film. And when we do, that is a masterpiece in itself. This movie, and the second one "Traffic" is well worth seeing. This film is a lot different from the two films I have reviewed, but there is no doubt that they are very good movies. The script is great and as I mentioned above, it is easy to watch. The acting is very good. Some of

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Juan McDonald

I can't believe that this movie got a 7.8/10 vote from the people who review this site. This movie has great acting, good plot, well thought and well acted. We need more movies like this. I love what Mr. Woodard was doing in this movie. He was great. I hope he will be nominated for an Oscar next year. It was a great movie and I recommend it. Thank you Mr. Woodard and Mr. Foreman and Mr. Manfredini.

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I read this book back in the day, I had a friend that was a teacher who used to give me a copy of this book. I think it is still my favorite book, it is one of my all time favorite books and I could only read a small portion of the book.I always thought it was very unique and interesting. I love the characters in the book and have read a lot of people on my list that would be really great to watch. I love it! I'm a big fan of the movie version, but I thought it was good.I thought it was great. I thought it was done pretty well. This was a very interesting book. I do think that it was just a bit too long, but I didn't have too much trouble reading it. I think it would have been great to have a longer version. The movie did very well. I thought it was a good movie. I would recommend it to people.

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George K.

This was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. The first part of the movie was the most interesting. There was an abundance of interesting characters, which is the only way you can tell this is a true story. And then there was the second part, which was only really okay. There was a lot of things that didn't work very well, such as the second part of the movie. The only thing that made the second part good was it's actors, who all were very good. It was very sad that the movie sucked, because it was a true story that was reported in newspapers and magazines, and so it shouldn't have been a huge piece of crap. I would have liked to see more of the Fenech family, but that's a small thing. The performances by the whole cast were really good, and it was really great to see them. The direction, from director John Morris, was good. But unfortunately, he didn't manage to make the whole movie as good as the first part. It was mostly good, and I would recommend it to anyone. It is about the two families, who became enemies in the end. It's about the man who didn't know what was going to happen, and yet, they still hated each other.

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Lumber Baron is a somewhat underwhelming movie about a lovable lumberjack. There's a couple of major flaws here though. First, the character of the lumberjack is quite obviously made for men of more traditional, macho type of roles. Sure, he's a good guy, but he's a lumberjack. I don't know what type of women the director was trying to target, but one would think that he'd be targeting more feminine types. I was a bit confused. Then the storyline is very forgettable. I've been reading many reviews of this movie which are almost uniformly negative. I can't blame them. The storyline is fairly lame. And the film just doesn't have much going for it. It's a pretty hard film to watch. I've seen a lot of movies that I've liked, but some of them I've actually just scratched my head at the end of them. But not this one. I'm afraid that I must have completely missed a point in this film. But then again, it's a difficult film to review. So if you're looking for a good movie that you can give a high rating to, you'll probably like this one. It's worth watching just to see the great performances by a few of the leading actors.

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Samantha O.

This movie was much more involving than I expected. I was expecting a Dune type of movie. I was disappointed that the story was more like Star Wars than Dune. It's a nice change. The story itself is a bit too generic. The characters are generic. And there are some character conflicts that don't make any sense. The story is not "dark", it is more like a science fiction or fantasy movie. That means it is more about "pulp fiction" type stuff. The movie is hard to describe. It was very "grimdark" in a bad way. The actors do a good job, but the acting doesn't really convey any emotion at all. I felt like I was watching a very poor version of a PG-13 movie. This movie was no worse than other movies like Star Wars prequels, or bad movies like 8MM. But I still prefer popcorn to Star Wars movies. If you like sci-fi or fantasy, this is an acceptable movie to watch. But I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is not a sci-fi or fantasy fan. It is a good movie to watch if you just want to pass time. Or to see if you like sci-fi or fantasy.

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I've seen a lot of films and read many books on which I am very familiar. The Lumber Baron is by far the best book I have read. A perfect blend of action, suspense, and mystery. While it is a true story, it is very well done and well thought out. The actors did a great job portraying their characters and the locations where perfect for the film. Great job Tom Cruise! I highly recommend this film to anyone. Tom Cruise is a great actor and I recommend this film to anyone. (8.5/10)

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Mary W.

A truly amazing movie! Starting with the main character, a beautiful woman who appears to be very intelligent but possesses little inner feeling, she just wants to enjoy the life of her family. She is at home watching the evening news and trying to make the perfect dinner. She's a good cook, but she's also very religious, so the family will not let her do anything that she doesn't want to do. That's when her brother introduces her to the news on television. Her brother is a prophet, the "Lumber Baron" of Haiti. He also has a dream to sail the sea to India and be a real "King of kings". His mother is very religious and refuses to let her daughter enter a church. The story follows the path of the Lumber Baron and his journey. He must find an admiral to sail the sea to India. The story is fantastic, every single detail is perfect. The atmosphere is perfect, the music is great, the casting is perfect, every actor is perfect. I loved the story and the actors. It's one of my favorite movies. Go see it! You will like it.

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No matter how you cut it, the Landlord was a tragic figure. He was a monster, but only that. I was watching this movie with my daughter, who thought it was an educational movie, but I had to tell her, it's all in her head. It's not about the Landlord, it's about the Landlord and all that he did to this family. But it's also about a group of young farmers in the 1800's and how they've been ruined by him. It's an interesting movie and a must-see for anyone who appreciates movies.

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Looking back on it now, this movie is actually rather disturbing. The main character, a man named Knight, has had a mental breakdown for the past four years. It's just the way he sees the world. Knight is a prisoner in a mental institution, which we see him visit in the form of a lovely lady named Viola (Eva Gabor). They meet up at the very beginning and continue to have a relationship for the next several days. It's all somewhat unsettling, but that doesn't mean that the movie is any less interesting. Knight eventually enters the past and sees what he was doing four years ago. He kills people. One of the ways he does it is by talking to a cell-phone. But he never tells Viola about what he's done. This might sound like the setup for some pretty strong scenes, but the movie goes for it as much as it can. The violence is disturbing, but it's all still part of the storyline. You never actually know who Knight is, and it's really hard to work out who's guilty. It's not the best movie ever made, but it's entertaining enough.

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First, this movie is slow. And the pacing, while it might be slow, is effective, because it has a quality to it that I appreciate in most movies. Slow, like watching the inside of a railroad tunnel. Maybe there is a metaphor in that. Or, like watching someone play a piano while the world around them is going berserk. I liked that. I didn't like how that cinematography started to play with the look of the movie. After the train scene, the movie just kind of sped up. I liked how the images were slowed down because they were really in slow motion. And I liked how the effects were done, like the hair on the young boy was not at all real, like it was soft silicone. I don't like how some scenes of the movie were really slow. Like the silent movie with the train and the kids. The train scene is really slow, and the silence is the slowest part of the movie. But, I like the slow parts of the movie, because the effect is intentional. I also liked the more quiet parts of the movie. Like when the young boy is reading the books on the nightstand. The books are also quiet, and the movie doesn't exaggerate it. The movie isn't all about the effect. If you've read the books, you will know that this isn't a fun movie, and it has a lot of quiet moments, too. The reason I give this movie an 8 is because the effect was effective, and I liked the quiet parts of the movie. I think it's one of the better movies to come out of England lately. And, yes, it's slow.

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Timothy Newman

In the 80s a real-life Southern gentry family was found murdered.A year later, a movie was made on the tragedy.Some of the key facts and events of that dark night are recounted by the family.The film is superb,particularly for the actors, but also for the screenplay.The leading lady is very good.The rest of the cast are as good.

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Tammy B.

Don't expect anything more than a movie, but with a twist. The idea is great and the plot is fine. But the movie doesn't do anything interesting. I don't think there's anything new about the story. The whole movie seems to have been written by somebody and a certain view of life is expressed. You don't feel happy, your spirit is depressed. You don't feel involved and you feel nothing. You just sit back and think. The best movie for a gloomy time. Only watch it if you like this kind of movies. It is decent, and the music is good. I liked the ending, it was a bit unexpected, but. the movie isn't for everyone. There's not much of a plot, but the movie is pretty good.

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I liked the movie and I did not regret watching it. But the basic facts of the story are unclear and there is no parallel. For example, why is not Sharpe imprisoned? The fact that he is missing from the team does not make him guilty, but does not make him the scapegoat. This is still a good movie, but the main purpose should be clear.

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Cusack plays a widower who decides to leave his hometown and settle in the woods in the American South. The isolation and loneliness of the area soon drives him to do a bizarre and perhaps evil deed to a river, washing away some people and animals. The narrative of this film is very, very slow-going. There is a long, long stretch of time that is hard to follow, as is the motivation of the film. It seems like a guy was afraid to go through with something evil, but didn't want to do it because it would ruin the people he loved. It does seem like the filmmaker (or people in the film) are being very cautious about what they say and do. After about a month of filming, the film starts moving forward with some purpose. It becomes apparent to the audience that they have no idea what is going on or why. There is a lot of story-telling here, and it is apparent that the director is telling us this. He has to, because this film is very slow. It is narrated very poorly. It is probably my favorite aspect of the film. I don't think I will ever stop seeing this movie.

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Joyce Simmons

I enjoyed the production and sets of the film. The set pieces were particularly well done. The Baron was portrayed well and the romance between the two leads was believable. The story was compelling and it felt like an actual historical event. It was well acted. I enjoyed the way the story told was told. The ending was very good and it felt like an event in history. It was not a "happy ending." It was not a "baddie-yay." It was not a "Hollywood-yay." It was a "happy ending." The acting was top-notch. I enjoyed it.

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I am not usually that big of a Paul Newman fan but I thought this movie was very good. It is a movie about the Irish in the U.S. This time we have had the king of Ireland who is being tried for treason. He had an insane past. He hated the U.S.A. So when the U.S. gets involved, he really wants to get out. In the end, the U.S. doesn't want to let him out. But in the end it doesn't matter. He just wants to go home. A movie about freedom and freedom fighters. The acting was great. I liked all the actors. The king of Ireland played a very good character. He wasn't a really good character. The people played by the king and Queen had great acting abilities. But when the king said 'we are all in this together' I thought that was a bit much. I don't know why I thought that. The movie is a good film, but the dialogue was a bit cliche. I think people who have been in the U.S.A. for a while will think that was a cliche. It is a movie about freedom and freedom fighters. It shows a lot of parallels to what was going on in U.S.A. at the time. I would say I would recommend it. But I think if you are really into the subject of being an Irish or being British there is no way you would like this movie.

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Harry G.

This film is set in 1868, when a British officer (William Savage) is assigned to capture two major British politicians and a major German army leader in India. The British are frustrated because the Indian government is unwilling to release the men and the government won't recognize the British claims to the territory. This is an interesting film, and I like the very British realism. I also like the fact that this film is from the James Bond series, rather than other movies based on the Bond series. I like the fact that there is a character named John Redmond, who has been writing spy novels in the 1850's. This is also a good film for the movie buffs who like historical films.

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Virginia Barnes

I have to say that I was thrilled to see this movie. Not only do I think this was a great movie but it is also one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie seems to be filled with emotions, each scene is about a different emotion. The acting is great, from Leonardo DiCaprio as the overbearing Scottish nobleman, to Josh Lucas as the confused artist who is just trying to get by. I have seen every single one of the actors from this movie and every one of them have played their roles well. Overall, this is a great movie to watch. I think most people are not supposed to like this movie but I think most people will enjoy it. If you are not an emotional person, this movie is probably not for you.