Awakenings Reviews

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August 17, 2014
a curiously-underloved film... Awakenings will get a re-evaluation in the wake of Williams' passing, and that's great. It's just a tragedy it took a tragedy to precipitate it.
August 15, 2014
Williams gives his best "straight" performance, shorn of all his marvelous manic vaudeville. The man he plays here is not a performer, which he was even in Dead Poets Society, but simply a man.
January 15, 2012
Maybe life affirming, but hardly life-changing.
September 7, 2011
December 22, 2010
Nonfunny Robin Williams role in moving story.
July 5, 2007
A beautifully moving, life-affirming true story.
February 1, 2007
A potentially intriguing story, based on the actual experiences of Dr. Sacks, gets a characteristically middling, sentimental and uplifting from director Penny Marshall.
July 7, 2005
March 10, 2005
Tour-de-force performances and one memorable storyline
January 29, 2005
November 2, 2004
I remember this film, which I saw 13 years ago, as a squishy article redeemed by two strong performances; I am not inclined to go back for a second opinion.
July 16, 2004
June 5, 2004
Moving and over-sentimental - but Marshall's best film.
May 23, 2004
Solid medical drama. Williams is terrific in a straight role.
April 21, 2004
January 7, 2004
November 4, 2003
August 14, 2003
Utter goo.
August 4, 2003
May 20, 2003
Moving and well-acted.
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