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The Awakening


Rated R for some violence and sexuality/nudity.

R In Theaters 08/17/2012 , 107min.
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Viewer score based on 11 ratings
Critic score based on 24 reviews

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August 19, 2012
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
August 10, 2012

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Washington Post
The Awakening is nonsense, but with its posh British cast and colors drained to near-gray, it's very solemn nonsense. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The handsome production design notwithstanding, The Awakening is not an elegant thriller. It's more like solemn drivel. Full Review
Damon Wise
Solid production values lend a polish to the spooks and there are strong performances all round, especially from the ever-excellent Rebecca Hall, but there's little here to add to the well-worn haunted house genre. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Though handsome to look at, so-so supernatural chiller The Awakening recalls "The Others," "The Orphanage" and other haunted-house tales of recent vintage, making an impression more derivative than memorable. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
This stately chiller owes a lot to 1960s British flicks like "The Innocents" and "The Haunting," but unfortunately heads towards cliches with every step. Full Review

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