The Awakening (2012)

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: August 17, 2012 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - August 17, 2012 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
DVD: January 29, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.08
based on 26 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead Wright


The year is 1921. England remains dev­astated by the loss of so many lives over the course of the First World War. Modern science continues to make strides, while religious faith and 19th-century spiri­tualism are increasingly marginalized within educated society. There is much to grieve, yet traditional sources of consolation are ruthlessly questioned.

Enter Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall), renowned author and debunker of hoaxes using methodical and rational explanations. She's called to Rockwood, a provincial boarding school, to explain away sightings of a phantom boy. Though she's an enlightened and respectful skeptic, what she discovers at the school will prompt her to reconsider her deductive tac­tics—and send her mind spiralling back to a distant, forgotten past.

Director: Nick Murphy
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Sarah Curtis, David M. Thompson, Julia Stannard
Screenplay: Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy

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  • 5 stars "As usual I find that when the so called film critics dont like something, I want to see it. And 9 times out of 10 its a pretty good movie. I really really liked this film. Acting was great and we were drawn right in. It was a pretty good story. Lesson...ignore bad reviews and give a film a fair chance. Ive watched films that critics raved abt and wouldnt use it to clean the cat box."
  • 4 stars "Good ghost movie ! This movie should have made it to theatres"
  • 4 stars "ok movie!"