3 stars out of 4 -- "The house is a masterpiece of production design, crumbling, forlorn, filled with the faded and jumbled Victorian possessions of doomed lifetimes."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (02/01/2012)
3 stars out of 4 -- "The remote setting in boggy northern England is ideal for the spine-tingling tale, and the film is well-paced for maximum thrills and chills."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (02/03/2012)
"A creaking, shrieking haunted-house amusement and a solid addition to the recently resurrected Hammer Films..."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (02/03/2012)
"The picture has the soft, dark gleam of a piece of Victorian mourning jewelry, and its gloom is always offered with a wink."
Movieline - Stephanie Zacharek (02/02/2012)
"As part of a relaunch of the Hammer brand, THE WOMAN IN BLACK gives notice of the company's return to its classic strengths as a purveyor of deadpan but terrifically entertaining period frightfests."
Sight and Sound - Lisa Mullen (03/01/2012)
"The former Harry Potter carries the film quite capably....The locations, particularly the marshland area of the house, and production design are memorable..."
Hollywood Reporter - Todd McCarthy (02/03/2012)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Radcliffe is terrific....Watkins and scriptwriter Jane Goldman render familiar material enjoyably, efficiently eerie."
Total Film - Matt Glasby (04/01/2012)
"A good, old-fashioned ghost yarn of the Victorian Gothic persuasion."
Los Angeles Times - Sheri Linden (02/03/2012)
"Post-Potter Daniel Radcliffe delivers nicely as a sad, widowed, early-1900s English lawyer....An old-fashioned, tastefully constrained supernatural thriller..."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (02/17/2012)