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Signs

(DVD - 2002 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a five-hundred-foot crop circle is found on the farm of Graham Hess, the town's reverend. The circles cause a media frenzy and test Hess's faith as he journeys to find out the truth behind the crop circles.
Uniform Title: Signs (Motion picture)
Title: Signs
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2002.
Edition: Widescreen version (16x9 1.851)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,companion booklet.
Notes: Special features: making Signs: "Looking for signs", "Making signs", "Building signs", "The effects of signs"; "last voices: the music of Signs"; , "Full circle"; deleted signs; storyboards: multi-angle feature; M. Night Shyamalan's first alien movie.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Summary: In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a five-hundred-foot crop circle is found on the farm of Graham Hess, the town's reverend. The circles cause a media frenzy and test Hess's faith as he journeys to find out the truth behind the crop circles.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some frightening moments.
ISBN: 078884282X
Statement of Responsibility: Touchstone Pictures present a Blinding Edge Pictures/Kennedy/Marshall production ; producers, Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan ; written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Credits: Director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; editor, Barbara Tulliver ; music, James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; production designer, Larry Fulton.
Performers: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Cherry Jones, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Kalember, M. Night Shyamalan.
System Details: DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, THX-certified, Region 1 encoded.
Other Language: English or French language soundtrack.
Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Human-alien encounters Drama. Faith Drama. Crop circles Pennsylvania Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films.
Topical Term: Human-alien encounters
Faith
Crop circles
Publisher No: 27899
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Mar 08, 2014
  • Prophet_9 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This is where Shyamalan's movies started to get hilarious. When I mean hilarious, I mean bad but funny. These aliens come to Earth, they master space flight, but they can't even get through a wooden door. Whoops! All the kids talk like adults and all the adults talk like kids. No one talks right in this movie. The aliens can be burned by water, they probably should've thought that through before attacking a planet MOSTLY COVERED IN WATER! These aliens make the Psychlos from "Battlefield Earth" look like professional assassins. I don't know why people like this movie so much but I think it's funny for all the wrong reasons.

Sep 12, 2013
  • dgr rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an excellent film with some beautiful comedic moments and comic acting by almost everyone.

The special features are worth watching, especially to see Mel acknowledging that M. Night didn't let him get away with his acting shortcuts.

Great message about faith and predestination but did Mel really have to be a priest? Couldn't he have been anyone undergoing a crisis of faith? (That was a shortcut on MNS's part.)

I like Mel Gibson. I like him period but it's always nice to see him without a gun in his hand.

Apr 22, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A very intense movie. If you want to be on the edge of your seat watch this movie around 10:30 P.M. you will be freaked 99.9% gaurenteid

Aug 08, 2012
  • OverCookedCookies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I jumped at quite a few of the scenes including when Grahm is in the kids' room and he looks out the window and there is a mysterious figure standing on the roof of the place where merill sleeps. Of course the party scene when the alien comes out from behind some bushes. The last time I got scared was when Grahm brings the T.V. into the family room and he sees a reflection of an alien in the screen. The story is pretty good and very chilling. Don't watch if you will have a heart attack at jump scares. Give it a try if you like alien movies and mystery movies. 4 stars.

Jun 28, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Sshhhhh. Mocha very sweepy...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Yawn, oh, sorry. Well ladies and gentlemen. Yawn. HOMETHEATER and this movie put my friend to sleep and had me yawning several times while watching this very quiet and very dull film. And that's difficult since she loves to talk at the screen trying to tell the actors what to do. I should have realized something was wrong because she was quiet. After about a half hour, all i heard was her snoring. Zzzzzzzzzzz. And this is the second time she has fallen asleep while watching movies with me. Thanks M.Night!! So, i started playing with her nose since i no longer had an interest in this movie. This film is extremely quiet and dull. Did i say that twice? But does have some unique sounds during the night scenes. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz that's people sleeping who are making this movie. How i stayed awake to watch this whole movie is a mystery. However, i was able to wake up my friend once i saw the creature. I quickly rewind that scene so she could see it. It did look very scary and i wasn't expecting to see this creature during a party scene. That was very cool!!! My friend jumped when she saw it. And that's it!! Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. I wasn't feeling this movie AT ALL!!! I'm giving this sleeper 1 star. For a great looking monster and nothing else. (sorry if you liked it.) I never finshed my popcorn and my friend spilled hers all over my futon while asleep. Now i have to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Sorry, i'm a little tired from watching "Signs". Good Night. Zzzzzzzzzzz.

Jun 15, 2012
  • Bluebird1298 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Its was OK. Yeah I agree that the acting wasn't great and well..the whole movie. However I can't help but get creeped out at a few scenes. Especially the birthday party scene, it gave me goosebumps. Give this signs chance if you like alien movies

she got a unintended smart mouth

Dec 31, 2011
  • stuvw27 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This movie has more holes than a moth-eaten old coat... and it is about as interesting to watch. If I understand the story, the entire earth has to suffer an alien invasion so Mel can get his faith in his god back. And what Old Testament god it is. This god afflicts a young boy with severe asthma, makes his little sister neurotic about water and kills Mel's wife just so remaining family members can survive an attack by an single alien with no clear idea what it is trying to accomplish. Too bad this god was unable to, like, make these aliens, who can be killed by a glass of water, smart enough to realize that it might not be a good idea to attempt a take-over of a planet (and a people) who are made of predominantly just that: water. Clearly, Mel's god is not omniscient. More like a plot-convince deity. Of course, a movie is more than just story (even this one)... the set decoration here was, for me, the best part of the picture. All those glasses of water, for example. Someone put a lot of thought into coming up with a bunch of different tumblers just like a family would collect over the years and a kid might use.

Sep 14, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

SO SO movie C+

Apr 06, 2011
  • Douglas_Stangler rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A boring movie that never delivers. A waste of time.

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Apr 22, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 11

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Apr 22, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very intense

Apr 22, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: not much violence but there is some

Apr 22, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: bullsh*t crap suck and one use of screw you and i think 1 use of di*k

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"There's a monster in my bedroom, can I have a glass of water?"

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