Awake Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 4, 2014
so far fetched that I couldn't swallow the story
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
June 5, 2008
Writer-director Joby Harold's debut is stylishly self-assured and suspenseful enough to quicken the pulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
May 2, 2008
Outlandish, preposterous, contrived,and implausible thriller which happens to be fun if you ignore the fact that it's outlandish,preposterous,contrived and implausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Glasby
Film4
April 25, 2008
Imagine it's a comedy and pray for the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Dyer
Empire Magazine
April 6, 2008
Less painful than having your chest cut open, but a disagreeable experience just the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 4, 2008
Se um ator admirável como Terrence Howard surge tão constrangedor neste longa, que chances teriam pobres aspirantes a intérpretes como Hayden Christensen e Jessica Alba?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
March 19, 2008
Sex, Lies and Surgical Tape meets I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus!
February 28, 2008
much better than i expected
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 10, 2008
It becomes more and more fun as the twists pile up -- not entirely convincing, but diverting, like something concocted by a bright eighth-grader.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael D. Reid
Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)
January 10, 2008
Harold sustains an unsettling tone and the graphic depiction of what goes on under the knife is, well, a surgery-phobic patient's worst nightmare
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
January 10, 2008
The twist-happy screenplay holds together, and the actors around Christensen are better than they have to be: not only reliable hands like Lena Olin and Arliss Howard, but also a perfectly cast Jessica Alba, smartly playing with and against her looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 30, 2007
Makes one want to assume a state of mind opposite to the film's title.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
December 16, 2007
Unloads a volley of plot twists that'll have you slapping your head in disbelief, provided you haven't figured them out by the end of Act I.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
December 14, 2007
While much of "Awake" simply doesn't work, there are just enough things on display that do to make you wish that someone had taken the time to elaborate on them
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 11, 2007
Is this goofy, misguided movie enough to keep you "Awake?"Probably, but only if you're laughing during this unintentionally comical drama.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
December 7, 2007
Engages the viewer from start to finish and boasts a handful of decent performances. Crazy but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
December 6, 2007
Admittedly mediocre, this psychological thriller is nevertheless gripping in its reality-based terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 6, 2007
Awake feels like an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode unfolding in slow motion, with each new revelation coming a reel or two after viewers have guessed it.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
Jim Ridley
L.A. Weekly
December 6, 2007
A medical thriller with a noggin full of novocaine, this shocker about a botched heart surgery evidently suffered brain surgery to match.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 5, 2007
The movie offers twist upon twist upon twist, with no actual plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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