Отзывы о The Woman in Black
That's because he stars in the stylishly eerie, dramatically limited haunted-house flick, The Woman in Black, which offers Harry Potter's alter ego his first adult on-screen role. This supernatural horror melodrama is a remake of the 1989 film...
Enter The Woman in Black. Adapted from the novel by Susan Hill (which was also turned into a stage play and a 1989 British TV movie), it stars Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe as a young lawyer sent to the outskirts of England to clean up the messy...
"The Woman in Black" has scared the bejesus out of audiences since first materializing in Susan Hill's 1983 faux-gothic novel. Subsequently, this Victorian ghost story's been adapted for British radio and television, and even for the stage.
An old-fashioned, tastefully constrained supernatural thriller, The Woman in Black embraces the elements of gothic horror movies with pleasing seriousness: If there's a door handle to rattle or floorboard to creak in the ruined mansion at the heart of...
Shocktastic and schlocktastic, The Woman in Black is lots of fun, though not for the faint-hearted.
New York Post
Erstwhile boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe works no magic as a grieving lawyer in “The Woman in Black,’’ a creaky haunted-house story that’s strong on creepy atmosphere but woefully deficient in the scare department.
The Woman in Black leads to something of an anti-climactic end, unfortunately, but even that works better than the coda Watkins and Goldman stamp on. This coda works in theory. The events that take place are neither hand-holding nor hokey...
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.
The Woman in Black continues to mark the return of Hammer Films, the UK production house known for its trademark Gothic horror flicks, and director James Watkins (The Descent 2, Eden Lake) succeeds in creating a chilling world of ghosts and shadows to...
The Woman in Black is an effective 1983 horror novel by Susan Hill that was later turned into a hugely successful stage play that's been running in London's West End for more than 20 years. A big-budget movie version was therefore inevitable...
As a stepping-out film for Daniel Radcliffe The Woman in Black isn’t very effective, but as a whole it’s an effective and creepy ghost story. Screenwriter Jane Goldman does make some missteps along the way, for example, failing to establish how much...
Daniel Radcliffe is up to his neck in ghosts in the doggedly old-fashioned “The Woman in Black.” Only this time the spectral presences are not nearly as friendly or mischievous as those banging about Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and...
Reel Film Reviews
Based on the novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black follows Daniel Radcliffe's Arthur Kipps, an early 20th-century lawyer, as he arrives in a small village intending to settle the estate of a recently-deceased individual - with problems ensuing...
The A.V. Club
Daniel Radcliffe has spent most of his cinematic career battling supernatural forces of one sort or another, so in some respects, The Woman In Black, Radcliffe’s first film role since graduating Hogwarts and leaving Harry Potter behind, is only a baby...
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
THE WOMAN IN BLACK is being tipped as the first real offering from the newly revitalized Hammer Studios, although they were also behind last year's DTV schlockiest, THE RESIDENT. While that was a modern tale, set stateside, THE WOMAN IN BLACK sticks...
Sharp eyes will spot the name "Hammer" in the opening credits for The Woman in Black, which should raise the spirits of even the most despondent horror fan. The biggest effort in decades to bear that title has a huge reputation to live up to...
A 1983 novel that has already been adapted into a 1989 TV movie and a long-running play, Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black now sees itself resurrected as a feature-length film, much as the Hammer Films brand that it bears has been resuscitated in recent...
Christian Science Monitor
"The Woman in Black," an adaptation of a book and London's second-longest-running West End play by the same name, is a haunted house tale, with all the requisite shock cuts and spooky off-screen noises. But, for some of us, the scariest moment occurs...
Las Vegas Weekly
There’s nothing new or unexpected about The Woman in Black, but it’s still a satisfying exercise in old-fashioned spookiness.
The Woman in Black should satiate those looking to see Daniel Radcliffe wandering down dark hallways for an hour and a half, but that’s about it. This is one unimaginative, largely scare-free experience that exploits every haunted house cliché known to...
The Film Yap
“The Woman in Black” boasts meticulously macabre production design that’s sumptuous to gaze at and ominous atmospherics that carry it through the first act. But shouldn’t we expecto muchmorum from Daniel Radcliffe’s first big post-Harry Potter...
"The Woman in Black" is a minor key gothic spooky that feels like visiting with a long-lost friend thanks to its renowned Hammer Films pedigree.
The Woman in Black is not going to be entirely memorable, but it’s a decent enough gothic horror film and it marks the return of Hammer Films. If you are a horror buff, by all means check it out. If you are scared easily (and you aren’t into it)...
‘The Woman in Black,’ the new horror-thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe in his first film after finishing the ‘Harry Potter’ series, unfortunately fails to embody these important aspects. While the film does feature captivating sets and some...
Forget Harry Potter. Forget even Daniel Radcliffe. Although he’s been the focus of the publicity for the new adaptation of **The Woman in Black**, he is not the star – the film is. And that’s how it should be, as director James Watkins allows the images a
Mark Reviews Movies
Whoever first said that was on to something, and, at times, The Woman in Black seems to be as well. Director James Watkins presents us with an imposing manor (with the name Eel Marsh House, sitting at the end of Nine Lives Causeway, no less)...
"The Woman in Black" is so wrought with clich้s and cheap scares, it's hard to appreciate it for the atmospheric vibe director James Watkins creates in establishing its period setting. Then again, if you're just looking to watch...
They all show up in “The Woman in Black” — and familiar as they are, it’s rather fun to make their reacquaintance.
One Guy's Opinion
There are some nice elements to “The Woman in Black.” The Essex location is arresting; Kave Quinn’s production design, Paul Ghiradani and Kate Grimble’s art direction, and Niamh Coulter’s set decoration are all impressive; and Tim Maurice-Jones’...
I didn’t understand 14-year-old girls when I was a teenager, and I sure as hell don’t understand them now, because they were shrieking like Zours-addled banshees at the screening of The Woman in Black. I presume they were all there to see Harry Potter...
“The Woman in Black” very nearly suffocates under the mounting weight of its gothic kitsch — an abandoned house, child ghosts, spooky dolls, oh my! — but nevertheless summons ornately crafted, old-fashioned suspense.
Eric D. Snider
The first discernible line of dialogue in "The Woman in Black" is an offscreen mother wailing, "Aaaahhh! My babies!" Her "babies" -- young girls, actually, but we'll cut the mother some semantic slack during her time of grief -- have just met...
Harry Potter returns to the land of the Muggles and finds that things are a lot scarier than He-Who-Should-Not-Be-Named in The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe's first movie since the franchise that made him a household name came to a close.
Not since young Hutter arrived at Orlok's castle in "Nosferatu" has a journey to a dreaded house been more fearsome than the one in "The Woman in Black." Both films (and all versions of "Dracula") begin with the local townspeople terrified...
Hammer is one of the producing partners of "The Woman in Black," Daniel Radcliffe's first film since graduating from the "Harry Potter" series. This haunted-house tale is so defiantly old-fashioned that it feels like it was reincarnated from another...
They all show up in "The Woman in Black," and familiar as they are, it's rather fun to make their reacquaintance.
How legitimately scary you find “The Woman in Black” will depend on your feelings about funhouse-level frights—things or people suddenly popping into frame accompanied by a loud clang on the soundtrack. Subtlety is not the point here, an approach ...
“The Woman in Black” opens on a super-creepy note as three girls are playing in an attic. They turn and look at something off camera and get suddenly serious. They turn back in the other direction, stand, and march toward three windows, which they open...
Monsters and Critics
First of all, shout outs to Daniel Radcliffe for successfully growing up! He is as far from Harry Potter in The Woman in Black as it gets except for dark and interesting interiors and “otherworldly” matters he investigates.
The Charlotte Observer
In rare cases – and “The Woman in Black” is one of them – a story may be more atmospheric when less is left to the imagination.
In all these capacities, The Woman in Black is serviceable, if not inspired. Sporting sideburns and a shuffling walk, Radcliffe is fine as an early 20th-century everyman in an emotional fog after the death of his wife, who died giving birth to their ...
Once the Woman in Black shows up, the fear factor goes way up. At first, she's seen obscured. Then her black shadowed image fills the frame—impossible to ignore. It totally works.
The Critical Critics
The Woman in Black takes viewers back to the times of good old-fashioned ghost story telling — it doesn’t go for in-your-face scares common to recent horror flicks. Instead the production takes its time using very slow build ups to create many tense...
St. Petersburg Times
The shrieker in The Woman in Black is the black-shrouded ghost of a crazy lady who lost custody of her child, committed suicide and demands revenge from beyond. She pops into a remote English village on occasion and children die. Radcliffe plays Arthur Ki
The Woman in Black is the same experience as a haunted house. There's some tension between jump scares, but ultimately, you know there's no real risk of danger.
Shadows on the Wall
The Woman in Black Based on both the Susan Hill novel and the hit stage play, this creepy ghost story is nicely translated to the screen with a growing sense of menace that keeps us constantly on edge.
ABC Radio (Australia)
Daniel Radcliffe - a man whose good fortune surpasses yours and mine - has made a wise choice in picking The Woman In Black as his first major post-Potter starring vehicle. This stylish, old-fashioned, creepy and expertly crafted thriller fits him...
Having Hammer Films behind him is reassurance enough, but the role of embattled young lawyer and father Arthur Kipps in director James Watkins’ authentic spooky horror The Woman In Black may feel an odd casting for the actor and worse, be too similar...
The Woman in Black is entirely watchable and delivers an acceptable amount of jumps and shocks, but it's never genuinely scary and is unlikely to give anyone nightmares.
In addition to being the first post-Potter leading role for Daniel Radcliffe, ‘The Woman in Black’ is also notable for being the first British horror film to bear the venerable Hammer imprint after more than three decades.
The Woman in Black is a doggedly old-fashioned Gothic chiller, filled with dank rooms, creepy old toys, flickering candles, and miles of gray mist. There are strange sounds in the night, glimpses of shadowy figures in mirrors and windows, and furniture...
Film School Rejects
The Woman in Black is a classic ghost story made with style and filled with tense atmosphere and chilling imagery.
The Woman In Black ถือว่าเป็นหนังสยองขวัญรับต้นปี ที่สามารถสร้างทั้งฉาก บรรยากาศ และ ดนตรีประกอบ ออกมาได้มีอารมณ์ความรู้สึกเหมือนหนังสยองขวัญยุค 80 มากๆ แถมฉากสะดุ้ง และ อีกหลายๆประเด็นก็ทำออกมาได้ดี จะตกม้าตายก็แค่วิธีการเล่าเรื่อง...
There’s one spook missing from Victoria-era gothic horror The Woman in Black, and it’s the one that needs to be.
It seems that Voldemort isn’t dead after all. He’s still very much in Harry’s head. Because, frankly, there’s no other explanation as to why Daniel Radcliffe, a.k.a. Harry Potter, chose to sign up for the lead in the exceedingly dreary The Woman in Black.
The secrets of The Woman in Black turn out to be as you might expect: It's the telling of the tale, rather than the upshot, that provides the shivers. The last 20 minutes of the movie, as Arthur tries to make peace with malevolent forces, loosen a tension
It’s also proving a lucrative genre for Daniel Radcliffe, who — fresh from vanquishing a frightening foe in the Harry Potter series — stops shaving, looks grief-stricken, and puts on the cloak of a doting father in The Woman in Black, an old-fashioned...
Sit up and take note folks, the first truly awesome film of 2012 is about to be unleashed upon unsuspecting audiences. The Woman in Black, the new movie from Hammer Film Productions no less is a sublime, suspenseful, spook-a-thon horror that lives...
There are so many fads and short-lived trends in the horror genre these days. While the 2000s saw the rise and fall of torture porn and J-horror, the 2010s are now seeing the rise (and eventual fall) of found footage horror.
Hammer horror fans, your wishes have come true: the Gothic ghost story is back, full of creepy apparitions, foggy British marshes and old-timey sideburns. And as an added bonus it's all just as not-scary as you remember.
Eel Marsh House stands isolated off the eastern coast of England, surrounded by treacherous marsh, accessible by a causeway only when the tide is low. Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), a troubled young solicitor, is sent from London to settle the estate...
dan radcliffe was great good acting like always and stuff i thought this movie was creepy as hell that women in black was frinkin scary as hell. good story ending was pretty creepy apparanly alot of horror movies they use ghosts and stuff from 1800s...
The ending's not as affecting as that of the book (or the play), as the movie seems to go a little soft before fading out. But this "Woman in Black" mostly works its magic effectively, in little jolts of fear found in shadows and sudden glimpses...
In only the second film he’s starred in that didn’t have the words Harry or Potter in the title, Radcliffe gives a strong performance. He has grown into a good looking young man and should be able to prove to those that only think of him as the Boy...
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
A stylish creaky Hammer produced British haunted house ghost tale competently directed by James Watkins ("Eden Lake"/"My Little Eye"), but one that takes itself far too seriously since it's all a pack of rubbish, manages to show very little humor...
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"WOMAN in Black" stars Daniel Radcliffe as a Victorian solicitor whose visit to a rural village unleashes a vengeful spirit.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Continuing the much-heralded revival of Britain's beloved Hammer horror film franchise, this faithfully chilly adaptation of the 1983 horror novel by Susan Hill is notable for allowing Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe to lay his wizard's wand to rest...
Radcliffe carries the film admirably, giving his most mature and compelling performance yet, reigning in his natural Potter-ish exuberance and excitability. It augurs well for a flourishing adult career.
Sky Movies HD
After putting paid to evil Lord Voldermort and his diabolical plans for world domination, Daniel Radcliffe’s got another malevolent child-killer to deal with.
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After 10 years battling supernatural creatures, you'd think Harry Potter would be better equipped to deal with the paranormal pests he faces in James Watkins's old-fashioned ghost story.
A heritage horror so classical it almost veers towards camp, this unashamedly old-fashioned ghost story benefits from Radcliffe’s committed performance and Watkins’ willingness to do anything for a scare.