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Signs Reviews

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Being known for "Big Twist Endings" may label you a one-trick pony, but one trick is better than no tricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
[Shyamalan's] treatment doesn't always make perfect sense, but what his film lacks in logic is more than made up for in atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 4, 2003
Signs may be lightweight and fragile in comparison to Sense and even to Unbreakable for that matter, but nobody can deny the eye-popping quality to this exquisite soul-searching drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 16, 2003
A great movie. People went to Signs expecting to see intestines, and what they got was heart, and a lot to think about.
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide
January 16, 2003
M. Night Shyamalan proves himself narratively perceptive with his latest film.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 8, 2003
An intriguing idea that ends up overly predictable.
| Original Score: 3/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 7, 2003
The ending of Signs changes everything: it goes from "Night of the Living Dead" to "Touched by an Angel" in ten minutes flat.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 22, 2002
...the director's strong suit is his ability to create suspense in a hushed atmosphere, where the silence is a character's worst enemy.
| Original Score: 8/10
KJ Doughton
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A sci-fi movie with grand, out-of-this-world ambitions that ultimately doesn't quite live up to them.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
If you're looking for a truly terrifying, ultimately chilling and rocking good sci-fi yarn, look no further.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
For the most part, the script is extremely well written, allowing each character to shine and developing some interesting ideas. It is also, frequently, very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2002
'Buen filme que muestra la madurez que va adquiriendo Shyamalan como cineasta en cada proyecto que realiza.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Shayamalan combines the intriguing phenomenon of crop circles with a family drama about loss of faith, but the two don't play nicely together, and the promising beginning gets more predictable as it becomes less credible.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A thoroughly engaging story about fear and faith, which also happens to be a first-class hair-raiser from a moviemaker with a taste for the Hitchcockian tease.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 6, 2002
The work of a filmmaker who has secrets buried at the heart of his story and knows how to take time revealing them. Strange occurrences build in the mind of the viewer and take on extreme urgency.
| Original Score: 4/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 2, 2002
This talented and, at 32, very young director must now find new ideas -- maybe working with someone else's scripts. Because his film-making identity is in danger of fading.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
October 2, 2002
A terrific suspense movie, overlaid with a faintly embarrassing tale of faith lost and perhaps regained.
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 30, 2002
Shyamalan's got to be the best Hollywood suspense director since Brian de Palma.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 19, 2002
Writer/ director M. Night Shyamalan's ability to pull together easily accessible stories that resonate with profundity is undeniable.
| Original Score: 78/100
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
September 19, 2002
Un extraño resucitar del fenómeno sucedido con el guión radiofónico de Orson Wells con toques de Hitchcock.
| Original Score: 9/10
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