Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall), author of the popular book "Seeing Through Ghosts," has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunte... read more
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2013
Stats: 741 reviews
Flixster Reviews (741)
April 20, 2013
Here is a film that begins as a very good mystery thriller with supernatural overtones and ends up as an awful mess. I felt very disappointed because the first hour is truly quite effective to sit through. The often used jump scares are almost completely avoided and when director...
December 22, 2012
Despite the promising beginning and the solid art direction, this conventional ghost story never rises above its clearly derivative narrative - which, among many deficiencies, tries to be clever with a lame (and unnecessary) twist but is only convoluted and obvious.
June 28, 2012
Totally unexpected ending. Was scary and also entertaining.
May 6, 2012
A decent British film that has plenty of creepy atmasphere, without ever really being scary. A good British cast with a lot of recognizable faces give a good performance collectively and the
April 19, 2012
in the beginning of the movie really I didn't find it attractive, and during it there were alot of ups and downs, some were boring and make no sense, and other were a confusing nice tension, but in the last 30 min I figured all the things out,really it was an amazing end.
March 20, 2012
With its own originality, it's a sort of The Sixth Sense meeting The Orphanage. Sort of. From action to direction, everything's smooth and fine. Quite watchable.
April 20, 2013
Old school, The Awakening is the sort of old fashioned horror thriller that has died out in recent times. It offers a pretty conventional story, that of a suspected haunted boarding school, and a skeptic bound to bust the myth of its haunting. As events unfold, that skepticism we...
July 22, 2012fb100000469391382
An eerie ghost story with intrigue and suspense but can drag on in it's below average runniing time. As my previous statement said the film's length is around 90minutes and it sometimes feels like a 2 hour film that gets boring now and again.
The main problem with ghost movies is...
November 13, 2011
1921 and scientist Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) works as a civilian consultant debunking hoaxes regarding the paranormal.
When schoolteacher Robert Mallory (Dominic West)asks for her assistance to investigate a death following the sighting of an apparition at his school in...
November 27, 2012
M'eh. An excellent performance from Rebecca Hall, some great design and nicely pervading sense of atmosphere. But it's all undone by such a horribly derivative story, and, especially, bleedingly obvious 'twist'. Nothing here that wasn't done twice as better in The Others.
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