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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Mel Gibson
Joaquin Phoenix
Rory Culkin
Abigail Breslin
Cherry Jones
M Night Shyamalan
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M Night Shyamalan
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M Night Shyamalan
Running Time
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Signs


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Plot
Following the death of his wife, former man of the cloth Graham Hess lives on a farm with his two young children and younger brother. One morning, huge crop circles appear around the world — a 500-foot one shows up right outside the Hess house. Is it a prank? Or a sign of an alien invasion? Cue Hess embarking on a voyage of discovery.


Verdict
Good? Signs has passages of sustained brilliance that are beyond most merely good filmmakers, and yet Shyamalan has saddled himself with a story he cannot complete. And a story you can’t complete is a story that should not have been attempted.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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