Village of the Damned - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Village of the Damned Reviews

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September 15, 2015
With chillingly effective performances from the children to add to the tension, this is probably the neatest science fiction film yet to have come out of a British studio.
October 7, 2013
Compelling, creepy and often unbearably tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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October 21, 2010
Village is one of the neatest little horror pictures produced since Peter Lorre went straight.
June 3, 2010
Commie infiltrators? Bastard aliens? Advertisements for the pill?
March 26, 2009
This just tapers off from a taut beginning into soggy melodrama.
September 26, 2007
One of those little science fiction movies that, once seen (and it's a TV staple) is never forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2007
The script and direction are rather creaky at times, but the children, whose eyes light up menacingly, are excellent.
September 26, 2007
Very frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2007
A strong and subtle horror film from England.
January 26, 2006
The atmosphere and pace are superbly handled, and the performances of the sinister, inhumanly intelligent 'children' never falter.
November 12, 2004
Plays on our dread of our children growing up to become Hitler Youth members with amazing superpowers . . .
October 23, 2004
Those eyes, those screams! Creepy classic.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 6, 2004
It's a humanist piece--no lightning bolt restores this society, just the cool light of right reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 6, 2004
Creepy stuff
| Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2003
Mildly effective sci-fi thriller that suffers from being too restrained.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2002
Wolf Rilla builds dread of these strange children through insinuation and mood, and the audience gets the real thing: fear
| Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2002
Village of the Damned remains an intelligent creepy tale that has not lost its luster over time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 29, 2002
Can still make contemporary audiences squirm in their seats.
July 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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