THE WOMAN IN BLACK (2017 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

The Woman in Black—wannabe thriller/horror—pulls some suspense into the scenes, but doesn’t pull a single real ‘scary’ out of the entertainment hat. Daniel Radcliffe’s lighter voice seems to detract from the stronger character needed for his part. The movie lacks ‘punch’ after the initial opening scene to its ending scenes.

Storyline

A phantom woman in black routinely lures children to their deaths.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director James Watkins for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Tobin Armbrust, Neil Dunn, Guy East, Roy Lee, Xavier Marchand, Marc Schipper, Nigel Sinclair, and Tyler Thompson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Fisher Girl (Emma Shorey), Fisher Girl (Molly Harmon), Fisher Girl (Ellisa Walker-Reid), Stella Kipps (Sophie Stuckey), Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), Joseph Kipps (Misha Handley), Nanny (Jessica Raine), Mr. Bentley (Roger Allam), Nursemaid (Lucy May Barker), and Little Girl on Train (Indira Ainger).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. But, the film is not a best effort within the ghost and goblin genre of storytelling.

Ben Meyers

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