Every year, one in 700 people wake up during surgery. When they planned her husband's murder, they never thought he'd be the one.
Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Christopher McDonald, Sam Robards, Arliss Howard
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||GreeneStreet Films, The Weinstein Company, Open City Films|
|Comments||Tense drama with graphic scenes of heart surgery which might disturb sensitive viewers.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Atiyyah Khan A mercy killing would have been a kinder cut.
Jan Stuart Extremely painful to watch.
David Jenkin The gore and the general discomfort of the idea will be the only thing this film will be remembered for.
Ashlin Simpson Awake is worth the watch, not brilliant, not piss-your-pants scary, but certainly very good.
Stella Papamichael As thrillers go, this one shows few vital signs.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Do not believe anything you hear about Awake, do not talk to anyone about it, and above all do not even glance at the poster or ads, which criminally reveal a crucial plot twist. This movie, which was withheld from critics, and has scored a pitiful 13 percent on the Tomatometer from those few who were able to see it, is a surprisingly effective thriller.
Adam Nayman There’s something to be said for silliness played straight, and writer-director Joby Harold’s debut Awake is a semi-marvel of poker-faced ridiculousness.
James Berardinelli It's not a good movie but it's silly and lively enough to keep most viewers from dozing off, even if that might be a more profitable use of their time.
Yawn, I could barely stay wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as things progressively unfolded into nothing but a cinematic mess Without a heart of its own to make us care, this film is in serious need of a script transplant.
Tomatometer Would have benefited from more efficient performances and direction.
What the People say
9996 Netizens Why only 6.5? I was so entertained!
Average .. 43%