The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black (2012)

A young lawyer (Radcliffe) travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorner woman is terrorizing the locals. -- (C) CBS Films

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 22, 2012
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Traditional to a fault, The Woman in Black foregoes gore for chills -- although it may not provide enough of them for viewers attuned to more modern, high-stakes horror.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The moody, beautifully composed production raises it above the norm.

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James Berardinelli

The star's job description is that he be able to react convincingly to a variety of supernatural events and to endure being covered in mud. He has difficulty with neither.

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

The balance between edge-of-vision shadows and DanRad's screen-centre face puts the care into scares.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It takes quite a time before the pieces of a poisonous puzzle appear, and when they do, they don't always fall into place with clarity.

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Alonso Duralde

Haunted house movies basically live and die by their atmospherics and by the consequences to those poor mortals who come too close to the premises, and The Woman in Black delivers on both counts.

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Justin Craig

Scene after endless scene of Radcliffe roaming the hallways of a spooky gothic house seeking the source of creepy noises and phantasmic movements is not compelling enough for a two-hour film.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

'The Woman in Black' is old-fashioned, ornate, imposing, occasionally creaky - and possessed of more than a few enjoyably nasty surprises.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

The Woman in Black is your standard-issue ghost story, gussied up in period garb to make it look like a prestige picture.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The Woman in Black successfully plumbs the atmospheric vibe of The Haunting but is even more disturbing because all its bad stuff happens to little kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This is a CBS film, and a Hammer Film production. That should already tell you everything you need to know about the quality of this supposedly gothic horror… More
KJ Proulx
"The Woman in Black" boasts a solid performance by Daniel Radcliffe, but fresh out of the "Harry Potter" series, it is definitely hard to… More
Kevin M. Williams
Daniel Radcliffe, channeling Peter Cushing, visits a moldy old house away out on the moors. There's a secret tragedy there, disgruntled locals, and… More
xGary Xx
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Nikhil Nandu
This movie understands fear. Radcliffe proves that he can stand alone as a brilliant actor. This movie is so good at inspiring moments of pure terror as… More
Dean King
Hmmm a 12 rated "Horror" film?! Yep it doesn't really work, the only scares are predictable jumpy loud noise moments and spooky imagery. It has… More