The Village

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Touchstone Pictures Released 2004

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Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG-13

The Village is an American horror thriller film made in 2004 by famed director and writer, M. Night Shyamalan and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard and Sigourney Weaver. The film is about a mysterious old village and it's people. A village surrounded by deep dark woods that are inhabited by unnamed nocturnal creatures who crave the blood of animals. There are many myths about the mysterious monsters, any elder will tell you and right now there is a truce, the villagers don't enter the woods and the creatures won't come into the Villages. This legend won't stop the curious Lucius (Phoenix). He's determined to find out what they are and what lies outside the Village. However when Lucius is violently injured, a desperate need for medicine arises... medicine that may be in a neighboring town. Ivy (Howard), a blind young village girl in love with Lucius is allowed to travel out of the boundaries to save the man she loves, thus traveling right into the heart of what the monsters are! Things are never what they seem, lies and people are continuously exposed, and like any M. Night Shyamalan there is a major twist.

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  • 50

    Variety

    A watchable film for awhile that unravels in a muddled last act likely to send many opening-weekend filmgoers home head-scratching and grumbling.

  • 40

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The film's ridiculousness would not be so irksome if Mr. Shyamalan did not take his sleight of hand so seriously, if he did not insist on dressing this scary, silly, moderately cle...

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    It's tedious instead of provocative and so unconvincing as to be preposterous.

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