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There is a good chunk of Lady in the Water that is simply too well made and affectingly acted to dismiss as a mere exercise in arrogance. Read full review
Shyamalan does project genuine menace and suspense into this mundane location, especially in nighttime scenes. But the magic that would transport you from reality into fantasy is missing. Read full review
Lady, like all of Shyamalan's movies, is a slick production with consistently interesting visuals... But the story is so convoluted and ultimately preposterous that you're almost embarrassed by the earnestness of the actors trying to carry it off. Read full review
You leave Lady thinking there are still voices in Shyamalan's head well worth a listen. Read full review
Has the strengths and weaknesses of a one-man show. Read full review
Lady in the Water boasts an eclectic cast - almost entirely squandered. Read full review
Shyamalan's most alienating and self-absorbed project to date. Read full review
The character played by lead Paul Giamatti is a dead-on Shyamalan protagonist: emotionally distanced and something of a train wreck. Read full review
It lacks the simplicity and resonance of classic fairy tales: It's so muddled and belabored, it's hard to imagine the tykes ever staying awake long enough to hear how it all turned out. Read full review
This cloying piece of claptrap sets a high-water mark for pomposity, condescension, false profundity and true turgidity -- no small accomplishment for the man whose last two features were the deadly duo "Signs" and "The Village." Read full review
convoluted, weird and silly.
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