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: February 3, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
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Critic Score: 67% 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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Yasmin Shehab

The Woman in Black brings nothing new to the table but it makes better use of the generic ghost tricks than most films of this ilk.

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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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Manjusha Radhakrishnan
Gulf News (UAE)

Prepare for some chills and thrills if you're heading to check out Daniel Radcliffe's post-Potter debut.

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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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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

It's bracing to see that vintage horror still surpasses the new digital-dread hokum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Really didn't expect to like this, but I did. Really creepy once it gets going and I loved the ending.
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
Jens S.
Nicely old-fashioned, beautifully shot and with quite a few goosebump inducing scenes. Only the ending falls a bit short.
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
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