Village of the Damned Reviews

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April 12, 2002
There's nothing more static than a stalled fright vehicle.
February 13, 2001
A good-looking, well-wrought film with some knockout special effects, some dark humor and crisp portrayals.
January 1, 2000
Carpenter, whose batting average is dipping dangerously low, shows no grasp of character development, plot line or time passage.
January 1, 2000
A trip to a village of the darned tedious.
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable, if obviously-flawed, amalgamation of horror and science fiction.
April 21, 2016
John Carpenter's version of the original story is compelling and absolutely entertaining.
April 16, 2016
Director John Carpenter is unable to generate anything resembling suspense or even basic narrative fluidity.
April 11, 2016
It's the kind of film that appears to have been made by filmmakers who don't understand a thing about storytelling, pacing, tone, or atmosphere, which is only made all the more shocking by the fact that it was directed by the legendary John Carpenter.
July 6, 2010
The real shock came when I noticed that a woman filing out of the premiere screening beside me had actually marked her rating card with an "excellent" grade.
June 15, 2007
The story is set across a decade and would be easy to pick apart, but such activity would divert attention from the film’s chief asset, its general mood and atmosphere, which improves on multiple viewings.
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