Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: August 2, 2002
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MovieGuysMar 22, 2014
The fact that M. Night Shyamalan directed this movie is unbelievable. The movie wasn't all that great in general, with its only-okay acting and decidedly tedious story, but for an M. Night Shyamalan film, this is like "The Godfather".
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PaulM.Sep 16, 2002
For the first half of this movie, I was captivated. The characters grew and had depth, the history of the family, the religious aspect. It was a joy to behold a master director weave his magic. Then it all went horribly wrong. Holes started For the first half of this movie, I was captivated. The characters grew and had depth, the history of the family, the religious aspect. It was a joy to behold a master director weave his magic. Then it all went horribly wrong. Holes started to appear in the plot, (what, NO weapons at all?) plus... these aliens navigated from across the galaxy, do they really need these signs? The "finale" .... was pathetic, sorry. Not so much because of it's contrite nature, but because are we really meant to believe aliens would invade earth without doing their homework to check for natural hazards .... As a sane and balanced agnostic, I was delighted with the way Gibson challenges his faith. I was less delighted with the "twist" at the end. It's meant to get you thinking... but it simply makes smart people think even more - so yeah, I believe in coincidence. Grrrr.... like the ending to Unbreakable, the last 20 minutes of this movie left me feeling cheated. Expand
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NF123Aug 19, 2010
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. They come to invade and don't know our planet contains water? Are they serious? Otherwise the film is reasonably strong in acting and even has a few tense moments. But nothing can redeem and I quote "NickA"here, the cop out ending. Expand
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ydnar4Aug 27, 2014
I have been a fan of M. Night Shyamalan in the past but this film did not do it for me. I'll give credit to Mel Gibson on this one as I thought he was a strong point but there is not a huge twist that we expect in this film. Not evenI have been a fan of M. Night Shyamalan in the past but this film did not do it for me. I'll give credit to Mel Gibson on this one as I thought he was a strong point but there is not a huge twist that we expect in this film. Not even comparable to Unbreakable or The Sixth Sense. Expand
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homer4presidentMay 18, 2015
This just isn't my cup of tea. I'm not much of a fan of M. Night anyhow. I mean, he isn't a terrible director, but he should probably give up on writing. He's just bad with dialogue and its films like "The Last Airbender", "The Happening",This just isn't my cup of tea. I'm not much of a fan of M. Night anyhow. I mean, he isn't a terrible director, but he should probably give up on writing. He's just bad with dialogue and its films like "The Last Airbender", "The Happening", and this that prove that. As for movies like "Unbreakable" and "The Sixth Sense"...those are alright. His other movies I haven't seen, I'd say yet but me not liking the guy sort of keeps from wanting too. Expand
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