The Woman in Black
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The moody, beautifully composed production raises it above the norm."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"The star's job description is that he be able to react convincingly to a variety of supernatural events and to endure being covered in mud. He has difficulty with neither."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Justin Craig,
"A thin movie on every level, not particularly frightening, and a disappointing use of all the talent involved. ... No points for Gryffindor."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"It is a work that transcends the genre whilst not skimping on any of the skin-crawling thrills that the premise promises to deliver."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"It takes quite a time before the pieces of a poisonous puzzle appear, and when they do, they don't always fall into place with clarity."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Haunted house movies basically live and die by their atmospherics and by the consequences to those poor mortals who come too close to the premises, and The Woman in Black delivers on both counts."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"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."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"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."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
"Radcliffe holds it together with a virtually wordless, but still expressive performance."
‑ Adam Bub, MovieFIX
"'The Woman in Black' is old-fashioned, ornate, imposing, occasionally creaky - and possessed of more than a few enjoyably nasty surprises."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"The Woman in Black is your standard-issue ghost story, gussied up in period garb to make it look like a prestige picture."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
"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."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Packed with atmosphere, this old-fashioned but deftly told ghost story delivers ample chills and thrills."
‑ , FILMINK (Australia)
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