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Awake Reviews

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Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
November 30, 2007
Silly, but fans of Christensen and Alba should be pleased.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 3, 2007
[Joby] Harold's script has a surprise or three in it, a biggy near the end. But he's a director with no poker face. He tips his hand early and often.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 2, 2007
The way characters interact with each other and the manner in which the master plan unfolds will stretch the credulity of even the most generous viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
November 30, 2007
The filmmakers of Awake have crafted a domestic thriller that just may end up putting you ASLEEP.
| Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 5, 2007
Waking up during major surgery would be horrible. Waking up during surgery and being forced to watch Awake would be truly ghastly.
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
December 16, 2007
Unloads a volley of plot twists that'll have you slapping your head in disbelief, provided you haven't figured them out by the end of Act I.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
ShockTillYouDrop.com
November 30, 2007
With better actors in the two main roles, this movie would probably have been great, but with Christensen and Alba, it's just okay.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Steve Heisler
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 30, 2007
Makes one want to assume a state of mind opposite to the film's title.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 1, 2007
The plot grows increasingly ludicrous as additional details are revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
November 30, 2007
Shot over two years ago, released on the least-attended movie weekend of the year, and withheld from press screenings. Yowsa...one goofy thriller that can barely sustain a running time, much less provide heart-stopping chills.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 30, 2007
Go see Awake fully-caffeinated with a bunch of friends willing to yell back at the screen and cheer for Lena Olin whenever she appears. It's the right way to enjoy such an unintentionally camp piece of crap.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tod Goldberg
E! Online
December 3, 2007
Will he wake up? Will he die? Will his voice-over ever stop? Will the pain, the infernal pain, of this insufferable film ever end? All is revealed within 78 minutes, but it's doubtful you'll be awake.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
December 14, 2007
While much of "Awake" simply doesn't work, there are just enough things on display that do to make you wish that someone had taken the time to elaborate on them
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
December 3, 2007
The plot has more holes in it than a tea bag and the film should come with a warning label: don't go see with anyone with even a modicum of medical knowledge, because they'll surely spend the film huffing and rolling their eyes skyward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Glasby
Film4
April 25, 2008
Imagine it's a comedy and pray for the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
November 30, 2007
For what it's worth: The best Jessica Alba movie of the year!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin Carr
Film Threat
November 30, 2007
While the film kept my interest to a degree, it was more out of sheer curiosity of how much sillier writer/director Joby Harold would make the thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 1, 2007
Seldom have betrayal and greed been presented in such a sloppy manner on film.
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