Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The work of a born filmmaker, able to summon apprehension out of thin air.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
If "The Sixth Sense" was Shyamalan's take on ghost stories and "Unbreakable" his ode to comic books, then Signs is the evil cousin to Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
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Wall Street Journal

Mr. Shyamalan is a new national treasure, as attuned to our sensibilities and everyday life as Steven Spielberg.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Follow Shyamalan's Signs. It will take a piece out of you.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Signs is about God and family, too, but it's also about scaring the bejesus out of you -- and on that level it works like a miracle.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Its quirks are exactly what make Signs interesting, entertaining, and good.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a high-octane doomsday vision built almost entirely around our sense of anticipation, and that's both its strength and its weakness.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
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.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Shyamalan has learned from his idol (Spielberg) how to manipulate audience emotion through the intimacy of an ordinary family that is "contacted." But he is even more shameless about it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Promised to be the season's thoughtful action picture, turns out to have few thoughts and no thrills.
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59 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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