• Released
  • November 30, 2007
  • R , 1 hr 18 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 2,987 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A surgical patient (Hayden Christensen) becomes alert but paralyzed during his procedure.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A surprisingly effective thriller.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

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Too bad, because until it essentially turns into a medical-thriller version of "Look Who's Talking," the movie hums along comfortably...
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50

Premiere

You won't see the twist coming, thanks to a clever and precise piece of casting, but that's the best compliment that can be paid to Awake,...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
With a couple of more drafts to mend the plot holes and restructure the middle act, Awake could have been saved.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Awake is short enough (about 85 minutes) that it doesn't wear out its welcome. It's not a good movie but it's silly and lively enough to...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Christensen delivers a low-key performance that is ultimately quite appealing, and he's well matched by the beautiful Alba. Olin brings...
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38

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
What a waste. Check out "Breakdown" or Aldo Lado's 1971 Italian giallo "Long Night Of The Short Dolls" for a far better treatments of the...
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie tries going for a laugh or two. It even makes stabs at irony. But since none of the story is suspenseful, remotely believable,...
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10

Film Threat

By Rick Kisonak
This is a movie that should have a medical warning in its trailer. Caution: viewing may be hazardous to your filmgoing fun; side effects...
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0

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Possibly the worst movie of 2007.
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Rated R | For language, an intense disturbing situation, and brief drug use
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Silly surgery thriller is bloody, convoluted.
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