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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

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The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Shaun Dooley, David Burke

A young lawyer (Radcliffe) travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorner woman is terrorizing the locals. -- (C) CBS Films

Id: 11141614

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  • April 25, 2014
    Daniel Radcliffe, channeling Peter Cushing, visits a moldy old house away out on the moors. There's a secret tragedy there, disgruntled locals, and terrible outcomes in this poetic return of the Hammer films of old. If you enjoy your ghost stories, chasing shadows, and enjoy them... read more sad and melancholic, creepy and foreboding, this is just the ticket, the best I've seen in this genre since The Others. While not replete with a scare-a-second like a thrill park ride perhaps this does fully embrace the "it was a dark and stormy night" aesthetic that so invigorates.
  • May 11, 2013
    This movie understands fear. Radcliffe proves that he can stand alone as a brilliant actor. This movie is so good at inspiring moments of pure terror as Radcliffe paces down the hall and the camera zooms in all too perfectly. Dread and anticipation and horror are all present in t... read morehis classic horror movie. It ends very abruptly but the movie remains charming. I have yet to come across a horror movie that I will remember and be afraid of years later, but The Woman In Black, although not all too scary, is impossible to forget.
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    January 30, 2013
    "The Woman in Black" boasts a solid performance by Daniel Radcliffe, but fresh out of the "Harry Potter" series, it is definitely hard to adapt to his new style of acting, although it has yet to be shown that is range of acting is broad. As a lawyer travels away from his some to ... read morea village where he finds an abandoned house, he investigates as he finds out the death of many of the villagers from the past, and how they might be tormenting the children of the town. Although this horror film plays it safe, keeping it in the same location for pretty much the duration of the film, it is a well-told horror story that is filled with quite a few genuinely terrifying moments. "The Woman in Black" is well directed and well-acted. Definitely worth the time, especially if you are a horror fan. It's interesting, albeit simple
  • January 4, 2013
    A lawyer and single parent still grieving the loss of his wife is sent to a country mansion supposedly haunted by a woman who causes the local children to commit suicide. Daniel Radcliffe's first foray into a world beyond Hogwart's is a Gothic ghost story in the tradition of Hamm... read moreer Horror which takes the now familiar ingredients of J Horror and transposes them to Victorian England. Radcliffe actually makes the transition quite well and the spectre of Potter is soon forgotten as he gives a suitably haunted performance within some nicely atmospheric locations. The biggest problem is that the usual gimmicks of unseen faces at windows, midnight exhumations and occupant free rocking chairs have all been seen so often before it all seems so familiar that there are no surprises at all for such a jaded cinema goer as I; particularly considering the pseudo happy ending that seemed completely lacking in any satisfying resolution to the story. I'm sure it provides enough shocks and frights for those of an age who have grown up with young Dan however, and it's well made enough to be considered as a reasonable diversion to fans of a good old fashioned ghost story.
  • December 31, 2012
    Hmmm a 12 rated "Horror" film?! Yep it doesn't really work, the only scares are predictable jumpy loud noise moments and spooky imagery. It has quite a dark story behind it though, it's just unfortunate that there is a real lack of dialogue with long quiet sections of Daniel Radc... read moreliffe walking round a creepy house. The production design is excellent though which adds to the right atmosphere, just not that scary for grown ups.
  • October 31, 2012
    The original kind of scary movie here, and I really enjoy this type...I miss this type. This is old cinema, haunted house scary. Creepy. Spooky. Suspenseful. Very well done. Daniel Radcliffe was excellent (and I am NOT a Harry Potter fan). I think that he will continue to have an... read more acting future if he keeps picking quality movies like this...
  • October 16, 2012
    The Woman in Black is directed beautifully by James Watkins who I have to say has done really well considering this is only his second feature film. The cinematography, set, props, costume etc are fantastic and really make the film. The acting is not so great though, Roger Allam ... read moreand Janet McTeer are good in their supporting roles but I'm afraid this film only backs up my opinions regarding Daniel Radcliffe's acting skills - he hasn't got any. Shame really, as this film obviously used his big name and his 'What's he going to do after Potter' status to its advantage but it would have been so much better if another actor had played the part in my opinion. The big problem I have is that the scares got a bit cheap and a bit too frequent to really play on the suspense which I thought it lacked. It's only really big scare was stolen from the far scarier, superior and far more suspenseful Gin gwai (The Eye).
  • October 15, 2012
    "The Woman in Black is the first grown up film I have seen Daniel Radcliffe in since his Potter days. I thought he was great. I thought it would be weird seeing him play a father, but it wasn't. The story is sad and disturbing. There wasn't a lot of dialogue which I... read more guess worked for the film. I wanted more interaction with Arthur and the other towns folk.
    I liked the dark and dreary way the film was shot. It set the scene for what was to come. I didn't find the film scary. I wish it was. But I do think the movie is creepy. It was a good movie. But nothing I would watch again."
  • October 13, 2012
    A throwback horror film that has no gore whatsoever and tries to scare you with the things that go bump in the night. The story is pretty interesting and has an ending that fits the material nicely and is even somewhat unexpected. It is a little slow and boring in parts since the... read morere's very little dialogue, but it sets the mood nicely and the film looks great. Daniel Radcliffe doesn't have much to do here other than make faces at ghostly images. It's nice to see him in something after Harry Potter because I do think he has potential, but this project wasn't one to let him break out. A solid little creep show for those that like their horror movies with a little class. Pretty rare these days.
  • September 13, 2012
    If it wasn't for small bits of CGI and lots of Japanese style screaming ghost faces, this could have been made back in Hammer's hay day. The film is slightly let down by the fact that too much is shown on screen. I've always felt that less is more when it comes to a psychologica... read morel thriller, make a suggestion and let the viewer fill in the blanks. Ultimately, this enjoyable, but it's not as scary as it could, or should be.

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