Signs (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Mel Gibson Graham Hess
Joaquin Phoenix Merrill Hess
Cherry Jones Officer Caroline Paski
Rory Culkin Morgan Hess
Abigail Breslin Bo Hess
Patricia Kalember Colleen Hess
M. Night Shyamalan Ray Reddy
Ted Sutton SFC Cunningham
Merritt Wever Tracey Abernathy, the Pharmacist
Lanny Flaherty Mr. Nathan
Clifford David
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Horror; Sci-Fi; Thriller; Mystery
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Producer Frank Marshall; Sam Mercer; Kathleen Kennedy
Writer M. Night Shyamalan
Studio Buena Vista; Touchstone Pictures
Series Vista Series
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 46 mins
Country USA
Color Color
This B movie with noble aspirations is the work of a gifted filmmaker whose storytelling falls short of his considerable stylistic flair. While addressing crises of faith in the framework of an alien-invasion thriller, M. Night Shyamalan (in his follow-up to The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable) favors atmospheric tension over explanatory plotting. He injects subtle humor into expertly spooky scenes, but the story suffers from too many lapses in logic. The film's faults are greatly compensated by the performance of Mel Gibson as a widower whose own crisis of faith coincides with the appearance of mysterious crop circles in his Pennsylvania cornfield... and hundreds of UFOs around the globe. With his brother (Joaquin Phoenix) and two young children (Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin), the lapsed minister perceives this phenomenal occurrence as a series of signs and portents, while Shyamalan pursues a spookfest with War of the Worlds overtones. It's effective to a point, but vaguely hollow at its core. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 916
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/25/03
Purchase Price $14.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Edition Vista Series
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 786936197594
Chapters 21
Release Date 2003
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby