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The Woman in Black

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Thriller

Release Date :

February 03, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

James Watkins

Starring :

Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Shaun Dooley, Lucy May Barker, Jessica Raine, Sophie Stuckey, Roger Allam, Misha Handley, Alexia Osborne

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..the real problem with The Woman in Black is that it contains only one rather small plot twist..”
by David Hiltbrand [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..the final reveal is treacly and sentimental, but will probably go down well with viewers inclined toward spiritualist claptrap..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]
3 of 5

“..the film's palpable sense of dread comes as much from the eerie atmosphere as from its effectively unexpected moments of shock..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..scary, funny and genuinely jolting..”
by Charlotte O'Sullivan [This is London]
3 of 5

“..pushes all the right scary-movie buttons while creating a marvelously creepy atmosphere..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..one or two moments of genuinely unsettling horror fail to keep this 95-minute ghost story alive and moving..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
2.5 of 4

“..it's a haunted-house shocker where the frights are foremost, especially the jumpy kind, and acting is almost beside the point..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..isn't especially scary, but it keeps you on edge, and without the usual vivisectionist imagery..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..familiar material enjoyably, efficiently eerie..”
by Matt Glasby [Total Film]
Review rate : C-

“..dramatically bland ghost story..”
by Matt Patches [Hollywood.Com]
Review rate : D

“..displays a higher regard for the material makeup of gruesome-looking Victorian dolls than it does for the psychological turmoil of its characters..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : C

“..disappointingly, the opening 30 minutes play out like an American Werewolf in London-style parody..”
by Tim Evans [Sky Movies]
“..delivering gothic horror thrills pure and simple..”
by Mark Adams [Screen International]
“..a very spooky movie..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]

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