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Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Shyamalan's style is so exaggerated, with its long pauses and exacting rhythms of sound- vs.- silence, that it easily can engender eye-rolling and snickers.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Even if the ending doesn't entirely succeed, it doesn't cheat, and it comes at the end of an uncommonly absorbing movie.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Interesting premise, but ultimately disappointing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a lot of violence. Although most of it is offscreen, its themes -- including sexual assault, murder of the parents of two children, and genocide -- may be especially disturbing. A child uses a gun. There's a brief vulgar reference and an implication of date rape.

  • Families can talk about how we find our "place in the world," and the importance of recognizing our special gifts so that we can make the best use of them. If members of the family enjoy comic books, they may want to talk about the tradition of pictoral story-telling, the themes of hero and arch-villain and what makes them so enduring. We often think of good guys and bad guys as opposites, but we should also think about what they have in common.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Some strong violence (mostly offscreen), characters in peril. Implication of date rape.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Brief vulgar reference.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink.

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