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Signs Reviews

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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+
Emanuel Levy
December 30, 2012
| Original Score: B-
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
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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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.
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-
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
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
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
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

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

The Straits Times (Singapore)
December 23, 2002
Catherine Cantieri
October 14, 2002
Shyamalan apparently wants or needs to be compared favorably or even neutrally to Alfred Hitchcock, but in this regard, he's doomed to fail.

Hindustan Times
October 2, 2002
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