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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's bad enough to make parable a four-letter word. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A third-generation performer, this daughter of actor-director Ron Howard makes a stunning feature debut. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The Village is Shyamalan's weakest story, and its ending - whether or not you're surprised by it - is a genuine clinker. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Spellbinding if ponderous. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A big, creepy dollhouse of a movie--a sometimes engrossing shocker with a surprise ending that isn't especially shocking or surprising. show more

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