The Village Reviews
In addition, this film has one of the most stunning soundtracks I have ever heard: beautiful and haunting all at once.
Positives: Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver.
Negatives: Shyamalan's signature disappointing ending.
Though the premise is pretty respectable, The Village executes it in such a way that it robs the film of the frights and thrills that should've and would've been there if it weren't for an unimaginative script.
Despite what I think of the director, I surprisingly enjoyed this film. Given the negative reviews, I still have not had this affect my thoughts on the film. Overacted at times, it is has a good plot and flow. The twist at the end caps off a well spent viewing. I am surprised that this was panned so bad, relative to the generally favourable reception of his other films, which are certainly much lesser efforts.