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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 22, 2010
Nonfunny Robin Williams role in moving story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2007
A beautifully moving, life-affirming true story.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2005
Tour-de-force performances and one memorable storyline
| Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2004
Moving and over-sentimental - but Marshall's best film.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2004
Solid medical drama. Williams is terrific in a straight role.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Moving and well-acted.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2003
The beginning of Robin Williams' belief that being 'nice' equals cinematic brilliance. A mixed bag that received more acclaim than it should have.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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