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Signs Reviews

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July 31, 2002
The result is a film that sags between its night sequences. The only comparison I can think of is a "Jaws" without a story between shark attacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2002
What starts off as a potentially incredibly twisting mystery becomes simply a monster chase film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 30, 2002
Shyamalan starts off with [an] existing mystery, but he can't solve it.
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August 2, 2002
It's fair to speculate whether Shyamalan's persistence in replicating the otherworldly formula of The Sixth Sense might not be a futile and self-defeating exercise.
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
August 1, 2002
If you go into the theater expecting a scary, action-packed chiller, you might soon be looking for a sign. An EXIT sign, that is.
August 5, 2007
Crap circles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 31, 2002
Signs will have its admirers since its methodic nature suggests there's something profound going on beneath the surface. There really isn't though.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 1, 2002
... Shyamalan's style is surprisingly graceless, as if paralyzed by a smothering sense of purpose...
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 3, 2002
It's a credit to the actors that this nonsensical thriller/sci-fi story comes off as reasonably well as it does.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 15, 2002
If Shyamalan directed Jaws, the film would be about Sheriff Brody's fear of the water.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2002
[Shyamalan's] Big Idea raises a Big Question: So what?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 1, 2002
Skillful as he is, Mr. Shyamalan is undone by his pretensions.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 2, 2002
Turns out to have few thoughts and no thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 2, 2002
Ultimately, Signs -- as original, interesting and ambitious as it is -- is a post-9/11 movie of possibly the most dubious sort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2002
Shyamalan's by-now trademark spookiness is starting to play like a CD consciously designed to duplicate the success of an album that sold 10 million copies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 2, 2002
Ultimately comes up short.
August 3, 2002
Shyamalan fuses the fictional evidence of his extraterrestrials with the presumed righteousness of God in a way that will make no sense to anyone who has ever questioned either.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 9, 2002
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August 12, 2002
Maybe I feel let down because I'd appreciate someone presenting a halfway credible explanation for the crop circles and this does nothing more than to drain away some of their fascination in a commercially successful maneuver to exploit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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