The Awakening - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Awakening Reviews

Page 1 of 4
August 17, 2012
A dull British import that never lives up to the pretensions of its period setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2012
Whatever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2012
A lot of tension and buildup leads us to ... well, it's hard to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2012
If cinema is a dream, 'The Awakening,' I suppose, has just enough oomph to keep you hitting snooze
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 16, 2012
This stately chiller owes a lot to 1960s British flicks like "The Innocents" and "The Haunting," but unfortunately heads towards cliches with every step.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2012
It's routine stuff as horror setups go, especially if you've seen such obvious influences as The Orphanage and The Others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2012
The cast is anchored by two wonderful actresses: Imelda Staunton and Rebecca Hall, whose talents are squandered on this lackluster horror drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2011
A ridiculous revelation and a redundant sexual assault undercut all good sense, as fierce rationality gives way to absurd contrivance and hysteria.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 9, 2013
a ghost story that wants to be more than just a ghost story, but in the process of trying to be a movie that transcends a genre, it insults the genre
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 16, 2012
For all of its airs of refinement, "The Awakening" is pretty stale stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2012
When these sudden surprises work, as in "A Beautiful Mind" or "The Others," you're too stunned to swallow that next handful of popcorn; when they don't, you're tempted to throw your whole box at the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2012
This handsomely made spook story (love those echo-prone hallways!) becomes less involving the more the narrative's mysteries are solved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 11, 2011
The film is full of familiar scenes of ghostly goings-on, which lead to an unshocking shock ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 20, 2011
...an egregiously familiar ghost story that simply isn't able to wholeheartedly justify its existence...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 22, 2012
Exquisite production design and admirable performances can't overcome the lackluster scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 6, 2011
There's little here to add to the well-worn haunted house genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2012
You want scary? Stick to the ghost ride in Coney Island.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 13, 2011
When the convoluted explanation comes, it's too silly to justify the film's self-serious tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2011
The movie is best when in sceptical mode. It goes astray when it essays a kind of tragic poetry along the lines of The Turn of the Screw.
November 11, 2011
Gets dafter and dafter as it progresses.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Page 1 of 4