The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
  • PG-13
  • 1h 35m
  • 2012
Fresh66%
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The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh66%
Critics Consensus: Traditional to a fault, The Woman in Black foregoes gore for chills -- although it may not provide enough of them for viewers attuned to more modern, high-stakes horror.
Reviews
New Yorker
Bruce Diones
Fresh

The moody, beautifully composed production raises it above the norm.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

It all works reasonably well but the film lacks real punch.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Xan Brooks
Fresh

[A] busy, bustling ghost story that at times appears less indebted to the Susan Hill bestseller th...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Herman Clay
Rotten

Some effective scares, but this is haunted house horror by numbers.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Macabre ghost story is slow but creepy enough for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that because Daniel Radcliffe stars in this period ghost story, even younger Harry Potter fans may want to see it. But even though there's not a lot of blood and gore, The Woman in Black isn't age appropriate for tweens or younger kids. There are several disturbing deaths in the movie, mostly children who kill themselves at the bequest of a ghost, and all of the scenes at the haunted estate are chock-full of creepy toys, strange noises, and freaky moments that will have audiences jumping in their seats. And the Woman in Black herself is terrifying. There's also some drinking, but not much in the way of language.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Horror
  • Release Date:February 3, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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