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Rated PG-13 for some frightening sequences.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/21/2006 , 110min.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
A ponderous, self-indulgent bedtime tale. Awkwardly positioned, this gloomy gothic fantasy falls well short of horror. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
I will hold against him (Shyamalan) that Lady in the Water isn't scary, that its own inner logic breaks down at countless points along the way, and that its ending is disappointingly literal and just plain stupid. Lady in the Water is, however, funny at times, even intentionally so. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
If the ultimate goal is entertainment, then Lady in the Water enthusiastically rises to the task. In a movie laden with enough symbolism, shamanism and mythic lore to make Joseph Campbell dance a tribal jig, Shyamalan never forgets to have fun. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
This is sloppy filmmaking, and it's likely to wipe away whatever luster still remains to Shyamalan's reputation. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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." Full Review

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