The Awakening 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… The Awakening 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… 2012-08-17 R PT102M
Movie Review

The Awakening (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
THE AWAKENING Rebecca Hall
THE AWAKENING Rebecca Hall
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Aug 17, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 102 Minutes

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. A professional hoax exposer (Rebecca Hall) rethinks her skepticism as she pursues spectral sightings at a traditionally gloomy boarding school for traditionally sad lads. Dominic West personifies the melancholia of a country overwhelmed by death. As the house matron, Imelda Staunton embodies the spirit of lady thespians always up for a role requiring hair in a bun. B-

Originally posted Aug 08, 2012 Published in issue #1220-1221 Aug 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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$64.4 5 $200.1 C+
2.
The Boy Next Door
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$15.0 1 $15.0 C+
3.
Paddington
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$12.4 2 $40.1 A-
4.
The Wedding Ringer
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$11.6 2 $39.7 D
5.
Taken 3
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$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
6.
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
7.
Strange Magic
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$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
8.
Selma
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$5.5 5 $39.2 A
9.
Mortdecai
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$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
10.
Into the Woods
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$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
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