The Woman in Black Synopsis
A young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) goes to a remote house in a marsh, which holds ghostly secrets.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
"No Country for Young Kids" would be just as suitable a title for The Woman in Black, a hoot of an old-fashioned British horror film.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As opposed to modern horror flicks like the "Saw" movies, where gruesome violence can almost blunt fears, The Woman in Black is a tasteful,...
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
There's not a lot that's new about the terrors he faces - the director uses time-honored techniques to keep you on edge, every one of which...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An old-fashioned, tastefully constrained supernatural thriller, The Woman In Black embraces the elements of gothic horror movies with...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Woman in Black doesn't break new ground, but in its suggestions of fine film ghost stories, from "The Innocents" to "The Others" and...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though "Woman" never rises above its status as a traditional genre thriller, that's perfectly fine. It was made with intelligence and...
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
The landscape is dire, the architecture is haunted, children disappear by the dozens and antique toys inexplicably spark to life. That Mr....
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
If, in the end, the movie fails to generate much beyond several crackling jump scares and a nicely gothic mise-en-scene, it has enough...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
The Woman in Black has lovely period atmosphere. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much else besides atmosphere.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Janet McTeer provides a little ham to the role of a woman who dresses up her dogs because she misses her dead twin sons. But there's not...
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Watched between my fingers

By halliecat99
This is a very atmospheric, old-fashioned ghost story. No huge twists, but very satisfying plot nevertheless. The acting was solid - nice to see Daniel Radcliffe in a more grown-up role. The...

Fun Ride -- Pee in your Pants!

By LaLaMoolah
THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a Victorian AMITYVILLE HORROR meets WINTER'S BONE meets POLTERGEIST. Exquisite costumes, sets, and cinematography shot amid Sleepy Hollowesque colors and lighting set the spooky...

Classic Horror is Back in Black!

By Mousedancing
This is the kind of creepy, old school horror that you remember scaring the heck out of you as a kid. Wonderful movie that brings back the best of jump out of your seat scariness. Daniel Ratcliff is...

The Woman In Black

By Darkola
This is a good "old fashioned" type scary movie, it stars Daniel Radcliffe as the main character, we all know him as Harry Potter, and if you can get past that stereotype of him in the Harry Potter...

Good for a scare!

By sreynolds1428
The woman is black was everything I expected. Going in i knew this was going to be a scary one. great work by the director to really get the blood pumpin. Alot of jumpy scenes that will make ur heart...

Good Old-Fashioned Scare-fest

By Eurisko22
As a fan of the play, I was very excited to see "The Woman in Black", and I have to say that, while the movie doesn't work quite as well as the play does, it's still good scary fun. There's lots of...

Reasonably creepy

By jhs39
This is a remake of a well liked 1989 TV movie from the U.K., although the material has been reworked. Where the original was a simple ghost story this version has a more elaborate backstory for its...

Good, But Not The Ending I Expected

By Talullah65
Definitely a good movie if you want to jump out of your seat a few times. The acting was top-notch; the directing done well; the cinematography captured the time period very well (dank, wet, foggy...

Matinee Show

By Neonta
I will have to say that it MUCH better then the first one, that I really only wanted to see Daniel Radcliff in something else (Good job by him by the way). It is a good matinee movie to see. It had...

Epic!

By hprwluvr12
Im personally not one to sit through a horror film, but this was an exseption. I will not denie that i hid my face and screamed several times durring the film, but it was the perfect amount. Not to...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic material and violence/disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Macabre ghost story is slow but creepy enough for teens.
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