Awakenings - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Awakenings Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 15, 2012
Maybe life affirming, but hardly life-changing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
Utter goo.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 2, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Nonfunny Robin Williams role in moving story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
January 25, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 29, 2002
Pitch-perfect performances rescue a potentially melodramatic affair.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 10, 2005
Tour-de-force performances and one memorable storyline
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 23, 2003
A decent film that thinks it's more important than it actually is.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
Celebrates the deep down joy of life and the healing exchange that can take place between doctor and patient when caring rather than curing is the main emphasis.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
May 23, 2004
Solid medical drama. Williams is terrific in a straight role.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 5, 2004
Moving and over-sentimental - but Marshall's best film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
July 5, 2007
A beautifully moving, life-affirming true story.
| Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Movieline
January 9, 2002
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