Critical Consensus: Awake Not Screened For Critics

The most exciting week in the history of cinema.

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This week at the movies we have a grand total of one new wide release: Awake, starring Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen. What do the critics have to say?

Actually, not much. Awake -- which features Christensen as a surgery patient who overhears his own murder plot while under the knife and Alba as his wife entrusted with preventing the deed -- isn't being screened for critics. You know the operation: Guess That Tomatometer!


"Yes, double the Snood!"

Also opening this week in limited release: The Savages, starring Laura Linney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a siblings dealing with their aging father, is at 93 percent (check out our interview with director Tamara Jenkins here, while you can check out our Sundance review here); Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the inventive biopic of a man who suffered a stroke and could only communicate by blinking, is at 88 percent; Jessica Yu's Protagonist, a visually stunning doc about four people on personal journeys, is at 88 percent; Teeth, the story of a teenager with, um, deadly genitals, is at 80 percent; Oswald's Ghost, a doc about the Kennedy assassination, is at 67 percent; Chronicle of an Escape, the story of a group of Argentine men who were kidnapped, is at 60 percent; The Rocket, a biopic of hockey great Maurice Richard, is at 50 percent.


"Turn your head and clench."



Recent Jessica Alba Movies:
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2% -- Good Luck Chuck (2007)
39% -- The Ten (2007)
36% -- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
21% -- Into the Blue (2005)
26% -- Fantastic Four (2005)

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