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The innocence of “The Village” is threatened by the creatures referred to by the townspeople as “Those We Don’t Speak Of.” The villagers share the fear of the evil and foreboding force that lurks outside. So frightening that one dare not venture beyond “The Village” and into the woods.
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Roger EbertFull Review Poor "The Village" is a colossal miscalculation, a movie based on a premise that cannot support it, a premise so transparent it would be laughable were the movie not so deadly solemn. It's a flimsy excuse for a plot, with characters who move below the one-dimensional and enter Flatland.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Shyamalan has painted himself into a corner. Audiences approach "The Village" wanting something more frightening than "Signs" and a plot with a more powerful twist than his masterful 1999 success "The Sixth Sense." Though it's not as contrived as 2000's "Unbreakable," "The Village" disappoints. Though there is substantial drama and plenty to chew on after the closing credits, if you expect terror, you may walk away musing: "Is that all there is?"
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 141 moviegoer opinions. Dissappointing opinions to say the least! There's some difference in the opinions between males and females and in the different age groups, but they aren't significant. Males enjoyed it slightly more than females and the younger you are the more you will like it. The most significant thing is the very high percentage of "Good" and lower opinions. This is especially true considering the unusually high number of "Poor" and "Terrible" opinions. Opinions this low are usually quite rare.
Unfortunately, I would have to say that your probability of enjoying "The Village" enough to warrent the price of a movie ticket is somewhat low. If you attend a cheaper matinee then it may be worth a look, but if you don't like to take chances with your time and money you may want to save "The Village" for a video rental.
Despite the advice of his elders, a curious
and determined Lucius Hunt (JOAQUIN
PHOENIX) has a burning desire to step beyond
the boundaries of the town into the unknown.
Town leader, Edward Walker (WILLIAM HURT)
warns Lucius of the danger amongst the
town's outskirts, and Lucius' mother, Alice
Hunt (SIGOURNEY WEAVER) advises him to
stay at home and spare himself of the greed
and desires that exist in the outside world.
Lucius' strength is matched only by Ivy
Walker (BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD), a beautiful
and mesmerizing young blind woman with an
unusual wisdom beyond her years. Her
fearless nature and gift-like perception
are beyond anything Lucius has ever
Both Lucius and the mischievous
Noah Percy (ADRIEN BRODY) admire
Ivy passionately, though her heart only
has room for one of them. Her devotion
eventually leads her down a forbidden
path where terrifying truths are revealed.
The ominous presence of the
unknown boils over into chaos for the
town, with one's bravery being the only
thing that can save them. The truce
between "The Village” and the creatures