The Woman in Black (2012) Movie Review

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The Woman in Black (2012)

2012 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
95 minutes / 1h 35min

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The Woman in Black Plot Synopsis:

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals.

The Woman in Black (2012) Review

The Woman in Black had a lot of expectations to do well behind it especially with Daniel Radcliffe as the leading man. Harry Potter is doing a horror movie and so quick after wrapping up the last Harry Potter movie. Well, Radcliffe simply nailed it. He played the part well, and I lose the feeling of hey look it’s Harry Potter. No, I felt like he was the character as it should be.

The Woman in Black had a great beginning with the middle evening out, but the ending lacked something in my opinion. Not trying to spoil the ghostly horror movie for those of you who did not watch it already so I know I am vague here.

Radcliffe plays a father which when you see it is believable. He goes to wrap up some lose work on a house by getting paperwork together and what not. He is then haunted by the woman in black and goes to great lengths to figure out why she is haunting the house and being accused of killing numerous children in the small town close to the house. This is all great and beautifully told/acted, but when it came to the ending scenes, I was like I thought it was going another way. Don’t get me wrong because the ending still fits into the tone of the movie.

Final thoughts are that you should see this movie as it was pretty good and well worth watching. I believe this movie is also available currently on Netflix right now so watch it now.

  • The Woman in Black Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.61
  • IMDB: 6.4
  • MetaCritic: 6.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.6

About The Woman in Black 2012

Title: The Woman in Black
Year: 2012
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.31/5 stars from 161,599 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 161,599
MPAA Rating: PG-13
The Woman in Black Cast Starring: Mary Stockley, Victor McGuire, Jonathan Taylor, Patricia Winker, Daniel Radcliffe, Roger Allam, Neil Broome, Tim McMullan, John R. Walker, Chloe Page, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dooley, William Tobin, Angela Jobson, Steve Munroe, Emma Shorey, Cathy Sara, Lee Steele, Molly Harmon, Ellisa Walker-Reid, Daniel Cerqueira, Sophie Stuckey, Liz White, Alisa Khazanova, Misha Handley, Ashley Foster, Warren Rushton, Jessica Raine
The Woman in Black Writers: Susan Hill, Jane Goldman
The Woman in Black Director: James Watkins
Box Office: $54,322,273
Production: CBS Films
Language: English
Country: UK, Canada, Sweden