Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
The Village, even when its step falters, is on to something more provocative than seeing dead people. Its power, unrelated to digital monsters, comes from the tension building inside the characters. Read full review
Spellbinding if ponderous. Read full review
A third-generation performer, this daughter of actor-director Ron Howard makes a stunning feature debut. Read full review
For those who like the director's body of work, appreciate "The Twilight Zone," and have a high suspension of disbelief threshold, The Village is likely to satisfy.
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It gives nothing of the plot away to say that there's a fine line between an ''Aha!'' and an ''Oh, brother!'' Whether you feel The Village crosses that line may hinge on whether you think Shyamalan's screenwriting ability is beginning to lag behind his skill as a director. Read full review
The Village emerges as a victim of its own ambitions. At one point, Edward advises Ivy: "Do your very best not to scream." That doesn't require much restraint on our part. Read full review
Unlike "The Sixth Sense," the film's key revelation might be too mild to jolt audiences. Some may even feel cheated. Read full review
The Village is Shyamalan's weakest story, and its ending - whether or not you're surprised by it - is a genuine clinker.
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The Village seems poised to become as cheesy in its effects as a low-budget horror film. Shyamalan's gracefulness keeps his movie just out of that abyss. Read full review
It's bad enough to make parable a four-letter word. Read full review
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