The Village Synopsis
Community ives with the knowledge a mythical race of creatures resides in the woods around them.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Village, even when its step falters, is on to something more provocative than seeing dead people. Its power, unrelated to digital...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Spellbinding if ponderous.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A third-generation performer, this daughter of actor-director Ron Howard makes a stunning feature debut.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
For those who like the director's body of work, appreciate "The Twilight Zone," and have a high suspension of disbelief threshold, The...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

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...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Unlike "The Sixth Sense," the film's key revelation might be too mild to jolt audiences. Some may even feel cheated.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's bad enough to make parable a four-letter word.
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It was okay

By seanboom1
This movie was kind of boring some jump parts just not all the time I'd give it 5-10...

Good thought provoking movie.

By Varvaro
I rented this one knowing that everyone says M. Night Shyamalan is a one hit wonder with the sixth sense being his only good film. After seeing this I must disagree. Although it is a slow moving...

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Rated PG-13 | For a scene of violence and frightening situations
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Thought-provoking thriller too intense for some.
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