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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
In post-World War I England a writer and sometime-ghost hunter (Rebecca Hall) investigates a reported haunting at a boys boarding school.

Cast: Rebecca Hall , Dominic West , Imelda Staunton , Isaac Hempstead-Wright , Shaun Dooley , Joseph Mawle , Lucy Cohu , John Shrapnel

Director: Nick Murphy

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

The Awakening (2011)

Release Date: August 17th, 2012|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • Perhaps this is a film that needs to be seen several times to fully understand the last 20 minutes. But in my book, that's not what a great ghost story should do. show more

  • The handsome production design notwithstanding, The Awakening is not an elegant thriller. It's more like solemn drivel. show more

  • The film benefits enormously from having the luminous Rebecca Hall as its lead. It also gains an ominous gravity from the haunted, wounded and wobbly England in which it's set. show more

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  • August 19, 2012 up00000000128947
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    Good acting, decent story, The movie is pretty entertaining until the last half hour as with most scary movies when the movie is leading up to a terrible ending. This movie cops out with the classic \"the main characer forgot something happened to her when she was a child which causes the events of the movie\" To me that is just terrible writting, you could literally right any plot you wanted to and just explain it with oh they forgot this happened when they were a kid. Dont waste your money.

  • August 10, 2012 Chad
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    A GREAT STORY, WITH GOOD ACTING

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Old School Ghost Hunting in the First Trailer for 'The Awakening' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 16th, 2011 10:45AM

If there's anything the terrifying first trailer for 'The Woman in Black' taught you, it's that movies are scarier when they're set in old England. Up next in the world of British haunted house...

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