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The Village Reviews

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August 24, 2017
The Village reminded me not so much of Hitchock but Scooby Doo. When at the end of that cartoon it was revealed that glowing skull creature was actually Old Mr. Higgins the caretaker, it pissed me off even as a little kid.
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.
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