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The Woman in Black Reviews

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Staci Layne Wilson
February 28, 2012
The Woman In Black is not a bad deal for those who are easily scared or/and haven't seen many ghost movies. It's well acted, nicely photographed, the story makes sense, and the conclusion will be satisfactory to most.
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
February 26, 2012
The moody, beautifully composed production raises it above the norm.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 25, 2012
'The Woman in Black' is a solid British ghost story in which Daniel Radcliffe bids adieu to his Harry Potter persona while his character of Arthur Kipps wonders whether he's bidding farewell to his senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 24, 2012
There are enough reasons to like [the film] and virtually no reasons to love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 20, 2012
... a good old-fashioned horror movie ...
| Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 19, 2012
I watched this with my 11-year-son Louie by my side. He'd never seen a ghost story of this nature before and I felt him jump 14 times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
D.K. Holm
February 19, 2012
... offering nothing new and little that is frightening or unsettling...
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 17, 2012
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 16, 2012
a doggedly old-fashioned Gothic chiller, filled with dank rooms, creepy old toys, flickering candles, and miles of gray mist
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
February 16, 2012
[Watkins] orchestrates the film nearly perfectly so that it does just what a ghost story should do, no more and no less.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
February 16, 2012
There's a lifeless vacuum at the heart of this ghost story. Radcliffe be thy name.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 13, 2012
Brace yourself for shocks and scares as doors slam shut of their own accord, an empty rocking horse tips furiously back and forth on its own, and a ghostly handprint appears and disappears on a windowpane.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 13, 2012
Director James Watkins conjures a spooky atmosphere (a long overnight sequence in the house is like 'The Evil Dead,' done straight), but relies too much on loud noises and other 'Boo!' effects
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 11, 2012
Goldman's script and James Watkins's direction are efficient, and the movie is handsomely designed.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2012
Many stupid things have been said in movies, horror movies in particular. But 'I think I'll work through the night' from 'The Woman in Black' has got to be near the top of the list.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 10, 2012
Director James Watkins piles on the old-fashioned Hammer Horror atmosphere, all fog and mist and shadows, but a few jump-out-of-your-seat startles and a running motif about children doing something very terribly unnatural don't add up to much.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 10, 2012
Back and forth. Back and forth. There's not much plot for Daniel Radcliffe, so he tip-toes around looking for scares that don't add up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 10, 2012
Daniel Radcliffe outgrows Harry Potter convincingly in this well-done ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
February 10, 2012
It all works reasonably well but the film lacks real punch.
| Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
February 10, 2012
Radcliffe's failings are highlighted by lively performances from Hinds and Janet McTeer, the latter playing Daily's deranged wife.
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