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Signs (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 2 August 2002 (USA)
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A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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Preacher Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He along with his son and daughter and his brother Merrill lives in a farmhouse. Crop circles begin to appear in their corn fields which Graham dismisses as mischief by miscreants. After hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family grows suspicious of alien activities. Now they must stick together and believe, as a family to survive the ordeal and find a way to escape. Written by Radhakrishnan

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Rated PG-13 for some frightening moments | See all certifications »

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M. Night Shyamalan's Signs  »

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$72,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,117,080 (USA) (2 August 2002)

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$227,965,690 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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Trivia

The crop circles are real as M. Night Shyamalan doesn't particularly like using CGI. See more »

Goofs

The dog's names are Houdini and Isabella, but in the scene where they appear together in the cornfield, they are both male. See more »

Quotes

Ray Reddy: Don't open my pantry, Father. I found one of them in there and I locked him in.
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In Memory of Bill Nisselson - June 19, 2001 See more »

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Referenced in You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) See more »

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going so well until the last 5 minutes
7 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) lives on a corn farm outside of Philadelphia with his brother Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), his kids Morgan (Rory Culkin) and Bo (Abigail Breslin). Local man Ray Reddy (M. Night Shyamalan) had caused a traffic accident that killed his wife and he stopped being a priest. He discovers a crop circle and other strange things keep occurring. Bo thinks something is wrong with the water and puts glasses of water everywhere. Then aliens invade.

There is no doubt that M. Night Shyamalan is a good technical director. He creates some great tension. He peppers the movie with little comedic moments. It's a great little non-explosion filled alien invasion movie. It's a tense fun little horror movie. And then the reveal happens. The movie goes into disbelief. Honestly I try to excuse it from time to time but there are no excuses. Somebody must have noticed the problem but I guess nobody was willing to challenge Shyamalan back in the day.


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