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April 23, 2017
A well made film but I still didn't like it
½ April 22, 2017
Brilliantly acted and well-driven film about comatose patients coming out of their slumber. De Niro is exceptional, Williams stolid and brimming with emotion.
½ April 20, 2017
This film is an emotional rollercoaster where you go from joy to depression but it is all the better thanks to the fact the film can produce those emotions without being overly sentimental. The two leads are fantastic (second film from De Niro in 1990 to impress) with Robin Williams putting in an usually subdued but ultimately engrossing performance. The rest of the cast are solid, I really liked the plot and the script (despite it plodding in a couple of areas) and the score by Randy Newman is good.
April 10, 2017
Awakening is a beautiful film with a great story. At times the films is liberating and uplifting, while being bleak and melancholic at others. Robert De Niro gives one of his career best and I think he is Oscar worthy for sure. Robin Williams is also terrific as he always is. The supporting cast of Julie Kavner, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller and all of the people playing the poor souls fighting against that retched disease are superb. This is a film that everyone should watch.
March 23, 2017
Pada akhirnya, apakah film ini perlu ditonton? Menurut saya, "Awakenings" menghadirkan sebuah model cerita yang berbeda. Kadang, kita akan menyadari bahwa "happy ending" diperlukan agar penonton bahagia dengan filmnya. Kadang juga kita akan menyadari mengapa di pertengahan sebuah film kadang sudah memperlihatkan situasi happy ending yang sebetulnya belum berhenti. Lain dengan film ini. "Awakenings" akan menghiptonis penonton untuk mencari happy ending dalam kisahnya yang menjanjikan, dan sayangnya tidak akan ditemukan sampai di akhir film.
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.
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