• Signs (2002)


Release Date: August 2nd, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Everything that farmer Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) assumed about the world is changed when he discovers a message - an intricate pattern of circles and lines - carved into his crops. As he investigates the unfolding mystery, what he finds will forever alter the lives of his brother (Joaquin Phoenix) and children (Rory Culkin), (Abigail Breslin). A unique story that explores the mysterious real-life phenomena of crop signs and the effects they have on one man and his family.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Cherry Jones, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Kalember, M. Night Shyamalan, Ted Sutton

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Genres: Thriller , Science Fiction

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Daughter, Family, Son, Engaging, 2000s, Mystery, Brother, Small town, Fascinating

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Signs -- though Shyamalan's most visually beautiful work -- seems thinner, barely more than a sketch for a movie, with characters trapped in formulas. Beautifully trapped perhaps -- but paralyzed nonetheless. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The work of a born filmmaker, able to summon apprehension out of thin air. show more

  • 88
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    If "The Sixth Sense" was Shyamalan's take on ghost stories and "Unbreakable" his ode to comic books, then Signs is the evil cousin to Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." show more

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