The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black
  • 2012
  • UK / Canada / Sweden
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Watkins
  • Written by: Jane Goldman, Susan Hill
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer
  • UK release: 10 February 2012
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A young lawyer (Radcliffe) arrives at a remote English village to conclude the estate of a dead woman; cue lots of shoogly windows, creaky floorboards and slamming doors. Despite smart production choices of screenwriter and director, and a commendable performance by Radcliffe, the movie is dull, old-fashioned and decidedly short on terror.

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The Woman In Black

23 Jan 20122 stars

Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Potter film lacks the requisite scares for a classic ghost story

(12A) 95mins Susan Hill’s Victorian ghost story has been terrifying theatre audiences for the best part of twenty-five years, second only to The Mousetrap as the longest running show in the history of London’s West End. It has already been effectively…

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