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Signs Reviews

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January 2, 2016
The awkward exposition, the fitful comic relief, the contrived plot devices - all these things reminded me of Left Behind and other films produced by and for the Christian subculture.
Chris Stuckmann
April 17, 2015
Signs was the film that sparked the desire that led to the purchase of a camera, many short films, and a love of movies that hasn't left me to this day.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Excellent, but has some extreme tension and peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Shyamalan is 0 for 3, giving us another incredible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 1, 2008
An anti-Independence Day, a cousin of Close Encounters, but most of all, a well-modulated, dread-laden, faith-based mystery. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 5, 2007
Crap circles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Mr. Shayamalan is a gifted writer and filmmaker. He definitely has more great films in his future. However, he may need to take a step away from the paranormal thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2007
Individual sequences generate an eerie tension that's always deflated, creating a jarring stop-and-go rhythm, and the atmospheric trickery never strays beyond a lot of smoke and mirrors.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Shyamalan is technically a superb film-maker, for all that he's picked up most of his tricks from Spielberg and Hitchcock.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
M. Night Shyamalan's Signs is Close Encounters of the Corny Kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
I come away from Signs exhilarated by Shyamalan's skill at keeping his audience guessing.
| Original Score: A-
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
The one good thing about it is that it's over in one hour and 47 minutes. The bad thing is to think what a terrible waste it was of an hour and 47 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Todd Gilchrist
February 1, 2004
A gripping and well-made thriller that preserves Shyamalan's winning streak and shows us, as all the best films do, a world that we're familiar with and believe in, and yet we've never seen, and by which we're endlessly fascinated.
January 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
January 6, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Shyamalan fancies himself a philosopher whose stories have deep and important meanings that need to be conveyed to audiences as slowly and heavy-handedly as possible.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Gibson gives one of the best performances of his career...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Wilson Morales
May 13, 2003
One may never get the answer that they seek, but they will be scared out of the wits when searching for one.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
April 24, 2003
Shyamalan has done it again. He's taken a well-used genre, the alien invasion, and given it a spin that focuses on the human psyche rather than the surrounding events.
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
April 16, 2003
How apt for a film called Signs that Shyamalan should have plusses and minuses the whole way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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