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R| 1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
An apocalyptic threat to humanity arrives out of the clear blue sky with a series of violent, inexplicable deaths spreading across the country. The cause of the terrifying phenomenon remains unknown, prompting science teacher Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg), his wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel) and his colleague Julian (John Leguizamo) to try to elude the invisible killer in Pennsylvania's farmland. Soon it becomes clear that no one is safe.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Zooey Deschanel , John Leguizamo , Betty Buckley , Ashlyn Sanchez , Spencer Breslin , Robert Bailey Jr. , Frank Collison

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Genres: Science fiction, Thriller

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Happening (2008)

Release Date: June 13th, 2008|1 hr. 29 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Film critics have been asked to say as little as possible about M. Night Shyamalan's new scare film about the perils of messing with Mother Nature. Fair enough. But I will say this: It's not happening. show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an entertaining movie, which is half the game, but it's not scary, which it should be. Neither is it something to be taken seriously, though it's intended to be. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Shyamalan isn't drawing the caliber of performances from his actors as he used to. Who can forget Haley Joel Osment's haunting portrayal in The Sixth Sense or that of Toni Collette, who played his mother, or Bruce Willis in arguably his best role? show more

  • October 30, 2012 qj00000000062988
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    best movie he ever made way better then the village and mark walberg a+ acting!!!!

  • November 21, 2010 mirandaEidson
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    i didn't really get it and it was kind of weird because people were killing themselves like pretty much through the whole movie

  • February 20, 2010 Lil mikey 1012
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    The movie was .. okay --- it's got a good side and a stupid side::: GOOD: The story line .. i think the fact that a chemical going through the air and infecting people is a fine story as long as it is transfered into the movie well, which is was in this movie. BAD: the characters/acting ... Acting was terrible! If someone had to play ***************** not have been COOL GUY Mark Wahlberg because in this movie Elliot was basically a Fa@@ot in the movie, a chicken, a scardy cat!! And not only him,, all of the other acting was bad!! OVERALL RATING: Okay.. 68/100 ... 4/10 ...

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