All member reviews for Awakenings

Common Sense Media says

Robin Williams plays it serious in moving true story.
 

Users say

(out of 8 reviews)
age 12+
 
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Adult Written byPickledPython April 9, 2008
age 0+
 

Amazing

I have viewed this film twice; once several years ago, and again a few days ago. It is a very touching movie with incredible acting.
Adult Written byAshnak April 9, 2008
age 11+
 

Good Psychological Medical Drama

Kid, 11 years old January 8, 2010
age 11+
 
so emotional a guy in my class cried when they saw leonard's mom saw him awaken. love it
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Kid, 9 years old December 31, 2014
age 10+
 

sad

sad at the end.
Kid, 10 years old December 1, 2009
age 11+
 

awesome!!!

good but words like f--k and d-m
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Teen, 16 years old Written by3rdPersonPerspective May 24, 2015
age 12+
 

A most touching story with mature themes

Awakenings is one of my favorite films. With stellar deliveries from film legends Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, smart, touching, and believable dialogue, this movie will not disappoint artistically. The only reason the movie received a PG-13 rating is because of one f-word and the content, which, while not inappropriate, is certainly not for young audiences. Anyone too young would not be entertained by this film, which includes themes such as despair, hope, perseverance, and humanity's frailty. In conclusion, it's a moving, powerful story, and a must-see.
What other families should know
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byNo Name, for real. April 21, 2012
age 12+
 

Sad but moving.

Adult Written bylifelonglori April 15, 2012
age 16+
 

This is not an awakening you want your 10+ child to have!

As an adult, I was moved,scared, and left encouraged. Penny Marshall did an excellent job at making a great movie about a often ignored subject, mental illness. I do not agree that children 10+ should be watching this movie though. It doesn't end nicely, and even as an adult, I was often scared by the maturity of the subject matter. This video is best watched with older adults, so they know what kind of stuff has gone on in this area.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing