The Awakening
The Awakening (2012)

Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall), author of the popular book "Seeing Through Ghosts," has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent death of her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though the story spirals a little out of control in the film's final scenes, "The Awakening" offers the low-key pleasures of an old-fashioned thriller and a lovely central performance.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

When these sudden surprises work, as in "A Beautiful Mind" or "The Others," you're too stunned to swallow that next handful of popcorn; when they don't, you're tempted to throw your whole box at the screen.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a ghost story that wants to be more than just a ghost story, but in the process of trying to be a movie that transcends a genre, it insults the genre

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times


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Chris Berube
Globe and Mail

A dull British import that never lives up to the pretensions of its period setting.

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

The Awakening glides ghost-like through its story, laying its own elaborate traps along the way.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The cast is anchored by two wonderful actresses: Imelda Staunton and Rebecca Hall, whose talents are squandered on this lackluster horror drama.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

An enjoyably old-fashioned ghost story in the vein of "The Others" and "The Orphanage."

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Christian Toto
Big Hollywood

The Awakening is a handsome, well-acted thriller with a script that's never cringe-inducing. So why did it sneak its way onto home video with no fanfare?

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Mhd Ekrayem
in the beginning of the movie really I didn't find it attractive, and during it there were alot of ups and downs, some were boring and make no sense, and… More
Carlos Magalhães
Despite the promising beginning and the solid art direction, this conventional ghost story never rises above its clearly derivative narrative - which, among… More
Film Crazy
A more than average British thriller that excites the senses.
Dead Angel
Totally unexpected ending. Was scary and also entertaining.
Melvin White
Maud Hill: There's no place on earth people understand loneliness better than here. "All the children are gone... except one." The Awakening is… More
Dean !
A decent British film that has plenty of creepy atmasphere, without ever really being scary. A good British cast with a lot of recognizable faces give a good… More