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The Awakening Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    53

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The Awakening looks great but never develops a plot with enough clarity to engage us, and the solution to the mystery is I am afraid disappointingly standard.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The handsome production design notwithstanding, The Awakening is not an elegant thriller. It's more like solemn drivel.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Not to be confused with a dramatization of Kate Chopin's great 1899 proto-feminist novel, this by-the-numbers British ghost story, set just after WWI, devotes a lot of energy to set decoration.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal John Anderson

    The film benefits enormously from having the luminous Rebecca Hall as its lead. It also gains an ominous gravity from the haunted, wounded and wobbly England in which it's set.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    A too-rare instance in which a gifted young actor signs on for a fright flick without coming away tainted, The Awakening places Rebecca Hall in a convincing historical setting and gives her more to do than widen her eyes in fear.

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