Released Year: 2002
Runtime: 106 minutes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
Writers: M. Night Shyamalan
Casts: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, M. Night Shyamalan, Patricia Kalember, Ted Sutton, Merritt Wever, Lanny Flaherty, Marion McCorry, Michael Showalter, Kevin Pires, Clifford David, Rhonda Overby
IMDB: Signs (2002) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.8
Chicago Tribune -
Signs -- though Shyamalan's most visually beautiful work -- seems thinner, barely more than a sketch for a movie, with characters trapped in formulas. Beautifully trapped perhaps -- but paralyzed nonetheless.
USA Today -
The movie keeps you watching and, at times, even gripped for more than an hour. But, at the end, it leaves us feeling detached and underwhelmed.
Los Angeles Times -
Shyamalan's great gift is the creation of atmosphere, the conjuring of spooky, unseen menace. When he gets around to doing this in Signs, all is well, but it's a tossup as to whether the film offers enough of a payoff considering how long it takes to get where it's going.
San Francisco Chronicle -
Promised to be the season's thoughtful action picture, turns out to have few thoughts and no thrills.
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