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: August 2, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
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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.

Chris Stuckmann

Signs was the film that sparked the desire that led to the purchase of a camera, many short films, and a love of movies that hasn't left me to this day.

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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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excellent, but has some extreme tension and peril.

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David Ansen

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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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

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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.