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The Awakening

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Supernatural

Release Date :

August 17, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Nick Murphy

Starring :

Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Joseph Mawle, Lucy Cohu, John Shrapnel, Richard Durden, Cal Macaninch, Diana Kent

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 5

“..you'll be holding your breath..”
by Stella Papamichael [Digital Spy]
“..there is nothing quite as good in the rest of the movie..”
by Philip French [The Guardian]
4 of 5

“..the filmmakers still play with the audience in much the way we’ve come to expect from the genre..”
by Daniel Anderson [Click Online]
“..the film is laden with red herrings, the narrative playing and rejoicing within the form like a rich, emotional detective story wherein every thread has reason and a payoff-a rare thing indeed..”
by Ashley Thorpe [Fangoria]
4 of 5

“..it's refreshing to watch a fright-fest with this amount of emotional and psychological depth..”
by Chris Tilly [IGN UK]
“..how you feel about the movie ultimately rests on whether you buy the overwrought ending..”
by Colin Kennedy [Metro Times]
“..an enjoyable film that taps into the mindset of gothic horror well, the performances are fantastic..”
by Joe Walsh [CineVue]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Stephanie Zacharek [Los Angeles Times]
2 of 4
Reviewed by David Lewis [San Francisco Chronicle]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Reviewed by John Anderson [Wall Street Journal]

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