Village of the Damned - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Village of the Damned Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 21, 2016
John Carpenter's version of the original story is compelling and absolutely entertaining.
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
Not bad, but Superman deserved a better sendoff before his paralysis.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Surprisingly fun horror. Nothing new, but the coma was creepy and the telepathic kids were scary.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
October 9, 2002
May not be an improvement on the original, but it's all Carpenter.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 10, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
A good-looking, well-wrought film with some knockout special effects, some dark humor and crisp portrayals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable, if obviously-flawed, amalgamation of horror and science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 16, 2016
Director John Carpenter is unable to generate anything resembling suspense or even basic narrative fluidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 19, 2004
John Carpenter's return to horror fizzles.
| Original Score: 1/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
November 5, 2003
Not even close to the original.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 25, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
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