Signs
Signs (2002)

A thriller set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania focusing on the mysterious appearance of a five-hundred-foot design of circles and lines carved into the crops of the family farm. Graham Hess is the family patriarch who is tested in his journey… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
74%
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User Score
67%



Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With Signs, Shyamalan proves once again an expert at building suspense and giving audiences the chills.

Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader

Individual sequences generate an eerie tension that's always deflated, creating a jarring stop-and-go rhythm, and the atmospheric trickery never strays beyond a lot of smoke and mirrors.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Shyamalan wants to be the metaphysical poet of movies, but he's dangerously close to becoming its O. Henry.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excellent, but has some extreme tension and peril.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Shyamalan is technically a superb film-maker, for all that he's picked up most of his tricks from Spielberg and Hitchcock.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The same old same old: dull and recycled, with no surprises.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Shyamalan is 0 for 3, giving us another incredible movie.

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David Ansen
Newsweek

A refreshing summer movie.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The movie is almost completely lacking in suspense, surprise and consistent emotional conviction.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

An anti-Independence Day, a cousin of Close Encounters, but most of all, a well-modulated, dread-laden, faith-based mystery. [Blu-Ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
While I perhaps did not understand all the apparent symbolism, I can certainly appreciate great suspense when I see it and this movie scared me. It is so toned… More
Candy Rose
Not really into alien type movies but this is a great storyline about a family who defends their home from invasion. Reminds me of Independence Day and War of… More
Dan Schultz
An expertly put-together sci-fi thriller which is the last great M. Night Shyamalan movie put out in over a decade. Mel Gibson and Joaquin Pheonix are excellent… More
Unknown Hobo
It has taken me a long time to see this movie, which still surprises me even after watching it as it is a typical movie that I would feel the need to see.… More
Tyler Robertson
What can I say? This and "The Sixth Sense" seem to be M. Night (I'm gonna murder this guy's last name) Shamlayn's only good movies.… More
Eric Alvarez
Descent sci-fi worth watching.

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