Do you believe in ghosts?
Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Misha Handley, Roger Allam
|Screenplay||Jane Goldman, from the novel by Susan Hill|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Cross Creek Pictures, Hammer Film Productions, Alliance Films, UK Film Council, Talisman Productions, Exclusive Media Group, Film i Vast, Filmgate|
|Violence||Moderate, not explicit, graphic and gory|
|Drug abuse||Mild alcohol|
|Comments||Themes in this movie are strong and mature and deal with the death of children due to supernaturally forced suicides.|
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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
Todd McCarthy Old-style horror. The locations and production design are memorable. And the ending is wonderful - perfect, in fact.
Mark Olsen A credible suspense story with a surprisingly bold ending, The Woman In Black is a solid step away from Harry Potter for star Daniel Radcliffe—while it, too, is British and fantastical, the tone is sinister, adult and bleak. While it won't likely do franchise numbers, Woman should play well enough to the grab-your-seatmate date-night crowds.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie nevertheless is effective, because director James Watkins knows it isn't a character study. His haunted house is the star.
Peter Travers A truly haunting and hypnotic ghost story that earns its chills old-school through artful atmospherics and no switching to the torture porn default position like so many recent horrorshows.
C. Fuchs there's enough spooky material present to earn the film a recommendation for those looking for an old-fashioned horror film, hopefully resulting in Hammer Time! coming back to the venerable British studio.
Tomatometer 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.
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What the People say
47977 Netizens Old fashioned spooker delivering on its perilous period promise.
Average .. 62%