Village of the Damned - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Village of the Damned Reviews

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MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
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.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 7, 2013
Compelling, creepy and often unbearably tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
October 21, 2010
Village is one of the neatest little horror pictures produced since Peter Lorre went straight.
Fernando F. Croce
June 3, 2010
Commie infiltrators? Bastard aliens? Advertisements for the pill?
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
This just tapers off from a taut beginning into soggy melodrama.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
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.

TV Guide
September 26, 2007
Very frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2007
A strong and subtle horror film from England.
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David Pirie
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The atmosphere and pace are superbly handled, and the performances of the sinister, inhumanly intelligent 'children' never falter.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 12, 2004
Plays on our dread of our children growing up to become Hitler Youth members with amazing superpowers . . .
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Those eyes, those screams! Creepy classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 6, 2004
Creepy stuff
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Mildly effective sci-fi thriller that suffers from being too restrained.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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
Les Wright
April 29, 2002
Can still make contemporary audiences squirm in their seats.
Emanuel Levy
July 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
November 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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