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The Village Reviews

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
November 2, 2004
If you're willing to follow Shyamalan wherever he goes in his inquiry into how the US got so terrorism-fixated, he leads you into provocative, if uneven, territory.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 20, 2004
Es el típico ejemplo de cómo una película puede (o intenta) manipular a su audiencia y hacerle creer que va a ver una cosa cuando en realidad se trata de otra bien diferente.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
How I wanted to flee the dreadful 'Village' after its first 20 minutes. What happened? It's the story. It's the direction. It's Shyamalan.
Full Review| Original Score: F
October 7, 2004
The Village est la première réelle déception provenant de Shyamalan.
| Original Score: C+
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
September 20, 2004
Definitivamente no será recordada entre lo más selecto de su filmografía, pero si gustan del género y del sudor frío, esta es una obligada.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
A powerful tale of isolationism, a desire for innocence and hope, and a fear of the unknown.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
September 8, 2004
The Village is an enormous disappointment -- not because the ending is so banal, but because Shyamalan has become a director who no longer trusts his talent.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 5, 2004
The film's biggest disservice is Shyamalan's uneven, confusing script that concludes with a surprise, but a dismal one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
September 4, 2004
the color Red is forbidden because it attracts Those We Do Not Speak Of - except, apparently, for all of the Red herrings Shyamalan has left strewn about
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 2, 2004
Shyamalan deveria abandonar a carreira de roteirista e dedicar-se apenas à de diretor: seu talento é grande demais para ser desperdiçado em tramas cada vez piores.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 23, 2004
A well-meaning, half-hour Twilight Zone episode stretched to the outer limits of a two-hour feature.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004
Up until somebody gets knifed in the gut, The Village is about as interesting as an episode of UPN's Amish in the City--without the city.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
August 19, 2004
Go in with a snide attitude, desperate to see The Sixth Sense director fail, and you'll leave with your prejudices underpinned. Better to embrace the experience and allow Shyamalan to show off his sublime gift for suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Scribbs
Flak Magazine
August 19, 2004
In this election year, our cinemas have been overrun by insincere communities headed by dissemblers-in-chief.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 19, 2004
The Village is both atmospheric and beautifully shot, but the end result is deeply disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
August 19, 2004
Made with such elegance, atmosphere and wonderfully mannered performances it will nestle deep inside your head, refusing to budge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
August 19, 2004
Another voluptuous piece of tension and Shyamalan's best work since The Sixth Sense
Debbie Baldwin
Ladue News
August 17, 2004
Unfortunately, the chills here are poorly thought out, and the plot twists are more predictable than interesting.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 16, 2004
...doesn't even begin to ignite the protrusive passion that trademark Shyamalan films are known for...a solitary thrill-maker in search of an imaginative spark
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
August 16, 2004
Shyamalan's best film to date.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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