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The Village

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The Village

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
107 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/30/04
performer:
Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Sigourney Weaver, Judy Greer
director:
M. Night Shyamalan
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
7701
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B-

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest ”Gotcha!” thriller, set in a 19th-century rural community, seems to be mapped from its ending backward. It’s well acted by Joaquin Phoenix and newcomer Bryce Dallas Howard, and technically impressive, but, with every moment directed and played to maximize a sense of portent, often eye-rollingly solemn.

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