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Awakenings
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Awakenings

Awakenings

1990
Drama, Biography
2h 1m
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
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Rated
40th
61
Sappy, but De Niro did a fantastic job. Pretty average film.
Rated
90th
84
An excellent and underrated emotional drama with two excellent performances from De Niro and Williams, De Niro really should have had no trouble being awarded something for his role. Based upon true events, Awakenings is attention grabbing and paints a very moving picture of the emotional trauma of what is effectively a re-birth, only to have it taken away again. It might not be entirely to all tastes and doesn't make easy viewing, but it's no doubt a fantastic film full of symbolic meanings.
Rated
36th
71
De Niro and Williams are excellent in this movie. Sadly the rest of the movie, while good, doesn't match the quality of their performances. Definately not your summer blockbuster action film, but quite enjoyable.
Rated
39th
55
Newman's score is very good, and whenever things threaten to become to hard to watch or too awkward, Zaillan tempers his well-composed screenplay with a joke or a sweet moment. As for the acting, it was probably De Niro's 'My Left Foot'-ish efforts that landed him an Oscar nomination, but what's most impressive about his performance is when he convinces us that he is, in many ways, a boy in a man's body. And I actually enjoyed Williams' and restrained performance as the warm-hearted doctor more.
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82nd
86
Strong performances by Deniro and Williams make this a hit that stands the test of time. A great story with a thought-provoking edge to it.
Avg Percentile 61.42% from 2934 total ratings
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