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The Village Reviews

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July 30, 2004
The Village is a colossal miscalculation, a movie based on a premise that cannot support it, a premise so transparent it would be laughable were the movie not so deadly solemn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 30, 2004
While The Village might not blow the door off its hinges in terms of frightening you, it does something more significant: It leaves the door ajar, beckoning us to enter a different realm.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 28, 2004
For my money, this undeniably talented writer-director has been repeating himself with steadily decreasing potency ever since the wonderful The Sixth Sense, and his latest excursion does nothing to buck the trend.
July 30, 2004
A maddeningly miscalculated hack job.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 29, 2004
...this gothic thriller is regrettably about as terrifying as an episode of PBS's Frontier House.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 30, 2004
When you find yourself bored and wishing a movie would speed up and get to the TWIST ENDING already...well, that's not a particularly good movie, now is it?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 4, 2005
It's hard to care about situations that have been designed only to obscure the ultimate twist.
Full Review | Original Score: F
April 2, 2005
Picturesque, slightly haunting but silly in a frustrating way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2004
Shyamalan has followed his own template, but neglected to fill in the most important parts. The movie is a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 30, 2004
Spoiler Right Here: Ben Stiller is in the woods.
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July 29, 2004
As a failure, The Village is certainly interesting, but a failure it stubbornly remains.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 2, 2004
If you're willing to follow Shyamalan wherever he goes in his inquiry into how the US got so terrorism-fixated, he leads you into provocative, if uneven, territory.
July 5, 2005
I'm not sure exactly why I'm protecting the Shocking Twist, because it certainly doesn't deserve to be protected.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 29, 2004
Cancel your Newsweek covers, Shyamalan just flopped off the road to becoming the next Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 29, 2004
Though it's not as contrived as 2000's Unbreakable, The Village disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 30, 2004
[Shyamalan] looks only to sideswipe the audience with twists, even if they don't hold up to close scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2004
...doesn't even begin to ignite the protrusive passion that trademark Shyamalan films are known for...a solitary thrill-maker in search of an imaginative spark
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 4, 2004
If ever there was a movie designed to convince the audience into thinking it's wasting its time, The Village is it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 29, 2004
An enraging bit of nonsense that is made all the worse by Shyamalan's apparent delusion that he has created something extraordinary.
December 27, 2007
The would-be surprise only makes you rethink the reason you went to see the movie in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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