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Signs Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

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

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The movie keeps you watching and, at times, even gripped for more than an hour. But, at the end, it leaves us feeling detached and underwhelmed.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's a high-octane doomsday vision built almost entirely around our sense of anticipation, and that's both its strength and its weakness.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Shyamalan is a new national treasure, as attuned to our sensibilities and everyday life as Steven Spielberg.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Excellent, but has some extreme tension and peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has extreme tension and peril, though it's not graphic or gory. Some viewers will find it very scary. Some will be comforted by its ultimate conclusion, but others will find it disappointing, even sugary or superficial. They might even be offended at its deterministic take on things.

  • Families can talk about whether they see patterns and purpose in what occurs around them and what it means to them. Where do people find their faith? What kind of person says that it doesn't feel right not to swing? They might also want to look at websites like this one and this one to find out more about efforts to contact life on other planets.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Some very intense peril.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Not an issue

  • language false1

    Language: Mild

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false1

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Mild