Awake Initially convincing as a doe-eyed billionaire with a bad ticker and a hot gal pal (Jessica Alba), Hayden Christensen ends up whining like Anakin Skywalker… Awake Initially convincing as a doe-eyed billionaire with a bad ticker and a hot gal pal (Jessica Alba), Hayden Christensen ends up whining like Anakin Skywalker… 2007-11-30 R PT84M Jessica Alba Hayden Christensen Terrence Howard MGM
Movie Review

Awake (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
ALBA-TROSS Jessica is gal pal to Hayden Christensen in Awake , which starts off as a decent B medical thriller, but finally succumbs to an…
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ALBA-TROSS Jessica is gal pal to Hayden Christensen in Awake, which starts off as a decent B medical thriller, but finally succumbs to an overreaching high concept
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Nov 30, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 84 Minutes; With: Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen and Terrence Howard; Distributor: MGM

Initially convincing as a doe-eyed billionaire with a bad ticker and a hot gal pal (Jessica Alba), Hayden Christensen ends up whining like Anakin Skywalker in voice-over when Awake's high-concept conceit — involving anesthesia on the operating table that doesn't fully kick in — has his character ridiculously narrating the film from beyond. Too bad, because until it essentially turns into a medical-thriller version of Look Who's Talking, the movie hums along comfortably enough as slick B fare. A few of the twists even work — provided you haven't seen the giveaway trailer. C+

Originally posted Dec 05, 2007 Published in issue #969 Dec 14, 2007 Order article reprints