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Signs

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

drama, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    74%
  • Audience Score
    67%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Excellent, but has some extreme tension and peril.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has extreme tension and peril, though it's not graphic or gory. Some viewers will find it very scary. Some will be comforted by its ultimate conclusion, but others will find it disappointing, even sugary or superficial. They might even be offended at its deterministic take on things.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether they see patterns and purpose in what occurs around them and what it means to them. Where do people find their faith? What kind of person says that it doesn't feel right not to swing? They might also want to look at websites like this one and this one to find out more about efforts to contact life on other planets.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    74%
    reviews counted: 6
    see all Signs reviews
  • Audience

    67%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Crap circles.

- Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Gibson is unbelievable, packing a punch in many of the scenes in which there are no dialogue. He is a deep and very likeable character as he slowly descents in to a situation way over his head and must rely on his faith to help him.

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Monday, January 18, 2010

Fresh:

- Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Signs is a unique take on the existence of extra terrestrials visiting Earth and despite its obvious shortfalls turns out to be a decent and enjoyable film. Mel Gibson plays a father of two and ex man of the cloth who has lost his faith in God. After crop circles appear in his field and subsequently, around the World it becomes obvious that we may not be alone. While the acting leaves a lot to be desired, the storyline more than makes up for it. A slow first half is more than made up for once the little (or not so little in this case) green men turn up to do whatever it is they wanted. Clever and well thought out, Signs will grip you until the very end and thankfully explains what is going on (unlike another Alien invasion film I can think of starring Tom Cruise), it makes for a decent watch. "There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water? "

- crunchbunch, Thursday, February 3, 2011

3 stars

Signs is a unique take on the existence of extra terrestrials visiting Earth and despite its obvious shortfalls turns out to be a decent and enjoyable film. Mel Gibson plays a father of two and ex man of the cloth who has lost his faith in God. After crop circles appear in his field and subsequently, around the World it becomes obvious that we may not be alone. While the acting leaves a lot to be desired, the storyline more than makes up for it. A slow first half is more than made up for once the little (or not so little in this case) green men turn up to do whatever it is they wanted. Clever and well thought out, Signs will grip you until the very end and thankfully explains what is going on (unlike another Alien invasion film I can think of starring Tom Cruise), it makes for a decent watch. "There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water? "

- crunchbunch, Thursday, February 3, 2011

0 star

Stupid, Stupid, STUPID! The aliens look like crap and there is one of the biggest plotholes ide ever seen, Hmm the aliens are allergic to water, and THEY COME TO A PLANET THAT IS ABOUT 85% WATER, HOW DO YOU SCREW THAT UP!!!!?

- skeletonking101, Thursday, February 10, 2011