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The Woman in Black Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 9, 2016
It's bracing to see that vintage horror still surpasses the new digital-dread hokum.
Kevin Harley
Total Film
October 27, 2014
The balance between edge-of-vision shadows and DanRad's screen-centre face puts the care into scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Justin Craig
September 25, 2013
Scene after endless scene of Radcliffe roaming the hallways of a spooky gothic house seeking the source of creepy noises and phantasmic movements is not compelling enough for a two-hour film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
The Woman in Black successfully plumbs the atmospheric vibe of The Haunting but is even more disturbing because all its bad stuff happens to little kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Whether or not The Woman in Black provides those chills is entirely up to whatever particular type of creep-out sends shivers down your spine.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
May 20, 2012
A gothic horror tale that studiously avoids any modern gimmicks in favour of classically themed motifs, with a neat twist to Hammer its point home.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
May 18, 2012
The Woman in Black is not the best ghost story ever made, but it is one of the purest and most effective to hit cinemas in quite a long time. That in itself makes this a film worth cherishing, goose bumps and all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Foster
May 17, 2012
It is a work that transcends the genre whilst not skimping on any of the skin-crawling thrills that the premise promises to deliver.
Adam Bub
May 15, 2012
Radcliffe holds it together with a virtually wordless, but still expressive performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

FILMINK (Australia)
May 15, 2012
Packed with atmosphere, this old-fashioned but deftly told ghost story delivers ample chills and thrills.
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
May 15, 2012
It's a good clean, very British romp - the kind of horror movie you could take your mum to. As long as you're not hoping to be scared to death, you'll have a great time, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
May 11, 2012
Radcliff, in his first adult role since the Harry Potter franchise concluded, does an excellent job holding the film together, grief pouring from his expressive features.
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
The Woman in Black feels like a simpler and more intimate horror of yesteryear.It's well produced, acted and written and for fans of vintage horror, you'll definitely be entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
March 24, 2012
Splendidly delivers the old-school, hocus-pocus goods, reminding us that sometimes a bone-chilling movie scare can be frightfully, fitfully fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
The bottom line on The Woman in Black is that it is a very spooky movie. Old-fashioned and old school, it makes a convincing case for life after death and, for Radcliffe, life after Harry Potter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 9, 2012
The filmmakers understand the simple power of ghosts, and they deliver a tense and chilling spook-fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 2, 2012
A boa notícia é que Radcliffe faz um trabalho eficiente em um longa que compreende que os arrepios duram mais que os sustos; a má é que o roteiro problemático compromete bastante o resultado final.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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