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November 28, 2016
More than inspiring.
½ November 13, 2016
It's hard to believe this film is over 25yrs old now, I remember enjoying it when it was first released and hadn't seen it since. It's such a good film, similar to "Good Will Hunting" in theme and quality of performance from Robin Williams. Both Robin Williams and Robert De Niro are outstanding in this. It is a sweet and thoughtful film, but feels real and works very well. Based on a true story. This is a must watch!
½ November 12, 2016
Powerful drama finds an eccentric doctor using an experimental drug to fix people in coma like states. Once they awaken, they find themselves regressing and the acting is phenomenal in this drama film. Penny Marshall had a triple header with this one and its a good story with all the right elements.
½ October 2, 2016
Aggressively likable, heartbreaking, and pathologically intriguing, De Niro and Williams both deliver grand-slam performances in this soft biopic.
September 25, 2016
I have avoided this film for many years due to Robin Williams being in it. I was wrong to because this true story and the performances of everybody else, especially De Niro, is so strong that Williams becomes quite bearable. A very emotional film which does bring a lump to your throat.
½ September 25, 2016
Bar Mork & Mindy, Williams has always been a better straight actor than his comic overacting . His sensitivity is shown in this uplifting but ultimately sad true life event.
September 11, 2016
One of the best acts for Robin Williams & De Niro
Super Reviewer
½ August 5, 2016
A wonderful film that is sweet and melancholy without being sentimental and with two phenomenal performances by Robin Williams and Robert de Niro. Full review on filmotrope. com
½ July 31, 2016
A great story with a great cast. I'm surprised I had never heard of the film before.
½ July 16, 2016
Based on the true story, this is neither William's or De Niro's best role, but it is one worth watching for anyone with an interest in this medical field.
June 19, 2016
Doctor works with catatonic patients and experiences miracle drugs on them in this well acted drama. It has its moments but by the end the viewer has lost interest in the message itself.
April 9, 2016
It is a movie that sticks to your mind once you have seen it. Based on Oliver Sacks' book, Robin Williams and Robert de Niro together made the embodiment of what a miracle could be, even if for a very brief moment. It completely shows how beauty our human spirit can be and at the same time, how fragile it truly is.

Awakenings is wonderful.
March 31, 2016
Excelente historia y excelente reparto, una de las mejores películas de Robert De Niro y Robin Williams, sin dudarlo.
March 15, 2016
Great, engaging movie about the courage and determination it takes to help others.
November 6, 2015
A wonderful film, not surprising because it stars two of the best actors around, the late Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro. It also stars Julie Kavner who is the voice of Marge Simpson on the Simpsons. DeNiro plays the part of a patient in a catatonic state and Williams is the doctor who treats him.
October 30, 2015
I did like awakenings which based on the true story of neurologist at a psychiatric hospital played by robin Williams who revives comatose patients Robert Deniro gives a performance as one of Williams patients as well as Julie Kavner who plays a nurse at the hospital
½ October 25, 2015
Awakenings met tellement de temps avant de faire rentrer Robert de Niro dans l'histoire qu'il perd presque l'intérêt du spectateur avant que Robin Williams ne le rencontre. A partir de ce moment-là, l'histoire du film prend un tournant beaucoup plus intéressant que prévu, grâce à ce duo qui possède une alchimie définitivement positive et à des seconds rôles plutôt habiles comme Julie Kavner, Keith Diamond et John Heard. Malgré la menace constante du sentimentalisme, Awakenings n'est jamais aussi bon que dans ses dernières 30 minutes (avec la première apparition au cinéma de Vin Diesel). Dommage que tout le film n'ait pas été du même acabit.
½ October 20, 2015
Very wonderful film. Amazing acting, great story, and great theme! It was a bit too long, but it was definitely worth it!
October 6, 2015
Pretty sure I can't watch this movie without crying.
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