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Awake Reviews

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Steve Heisler
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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+
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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.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
December 3, 2007
With a couple of more drafts to mend the plot holes and restructure the middle act, Awake could have been saved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 3, 2007
[Joby] Harold's script has a surprise or three in it, a biggy near the end. But he's a director with no poker face. He tips his hand early and often.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 3, 2007
Awake is a pleasing if negligible diversion.
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
December 3, 2007
The plot has more holes in it than a tea bag and the film should come with a warning label: don't go see with anyone with even a modicum of medical knowledge, because they'll surely spend the film huffing and rolling their eyes skyward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
December 3, 2007
If you have an ax to grind with someone who harbors a morbid fear of surgery, you couldn't design a better revenge than taking them to see Awake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 2, 2007
Possibly the worst movie of 2007, and certainly the worst movie ever made featuring the spirits of dying people discussing their futures and sharing mortal flashbacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 2, 2007
The movie tries going for a laugh or two. It even makes stabs at irony. But since none of the story is suspenseful, remotely believable, or, at the very least, cheaply entertaining, who cares?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 2, 2007
Awake is filled with risible medical behavior (the sterility of the operating room is repeatedly compromised) and a horizontal Mr. Christensen screaming variations on "Oh no, I can feel that!"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
December 2, 2007
Debuting writer-director Joby Harold's thriller does have an attention-getting plot hook, but piles on too many narrative gimmicks to maintain suspense or credibility.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 2, 2007
The way characters interact with each other and the manner in which the master plan unfolds will stretch the credulity of even the most generous viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 2, 2007
Sometimes in their urgency to prevent critics from seeing their dreck, film companies throw out the baby with the bathwater. Such is the case with this nifty little thriller.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 2, 2007
Accuracy is not the point. Suspense is. And from the moment Clay realizes he is not fully under anesthesia and can hear and feel everything that is happening, the movie had me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4