Its an interesting point to make that while M. Night Shyamalan’s films have all been big hitters at the box office (THE SIXTH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE, SIGNS) they are neither promoted as blockbusters nor feel like them. SIGNS had its fair share of excitement but that came from slow building tension and sudden explosions of terror. Shyamalan has more than proven himself to be able to play in the summer movie season and make money. Each new film the man brings out gains critical kudos and is always the kind of film you’ll leave the multiplex wanting to talk about and evaluate with your friends. Happily, THE VILLAGE contains more than enough of this talented auteurs hallmarks to make it another success- four in a row, not bad at all. The basic premise deceptively simple- its 1897- the setting a small isolated town set deep in a valley surrounded by ]]>

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