Box art for Signs

Signs

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

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

5 stars

An expertly put-together sci-fi thriller which is the last great M. Night Shyamalan movie put out in over a decade. Mel Gibson and Joaquin Pheonix are excellent as two brothers trying to run a family together, but once their crops come under attack and an alien invasion seems imminent, personal history erupts as a war of possibly apocalyptic heights comes to Earth. This is right on par with "The Sixth Sense" in terms of Shyamalan's work, and the ending is one of my favorites of all-time as he masterfully interweaves a powerful soundtrack with a ferociously action-packed conclusion. A massively under-appreciated and misunderstood movie that will hopefully be more respected as the years go on. Gibson gives one of the best performances of his career, as does Phoenix, and the strong acting and astoundingly good story-telling makes this a flawless motion picture.

- fb619846742, Monday, February 25, 2013

5 stars

An expertly put-together sci-fi thriller which is the last great M. Night Shyamalan movie put out in over a decade. Mel Gibson and Joaquin Pheonix are excellent as two brothers trying to run a family together, but once their crops come under attack and an alien invasion seems imminent, personal history erupts as a war of possibly apocalyptic heights comes to Earth. This is right on par with "The Sixth Sense" in terms of Shyamalan's work, and the ending is one of my favorites of all-time as he masterfully interweaves a powerful soundtrack with a ferociously action-packed conclusion. A massively under-appreciated and misunderstood movie that will hopefully be more respected as the years go on. Gibson gives one of the best performances of his career, as does Phoenix, and the strong acting and astoundingly good story-telling makes this a flawless motion picture.

- fb619846742, Monday, February 25, 2013

4 stars

What can I say? This and "The Sixth Sense" seem to be M. Night (I'm gonna murder this guy's last name) Shamlayn's only good movies. This movie isn't your average alien invasion movie. It's a story with symbolism encrypted in the plot. Mel Gibson plays a former preacher who has lost on faith in God ever since his wife was killed a tragic accident. He has to raise his two children with the help of his brother played by Jaqouin Phoenix. The acting in this movie is solid. Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but the guy knows how to act. Phoenix is very good in his role and the child actors were also really convincing. M. Night Shamdada even makes a cameo as the guy who accidentally killed Mel Gibson's wife. (That dick.) There is one scene in this movie that scared me to the point experiencing many sleepless nights. (I was like 7, don't judge.) If you haven't seen the movie, I won't explain a lot about that scene, but let's put it this way: Those poor Brazilian kids will never have a birthday party the same way again. Some parts of this movie seemed incredibly drawn out and forced and some scenes near the end felt really slow and the writers didn't know what they wanted to do. But that should be expected in an M. Night Shamaladamn movie. This movie also requires a sharp mind. Some parts of the movie that are minor and seem pointless eventually play out to be important to the plot, so be on the lookout for those. All in all, this was a very entertaining and enjoyable film. The story was subtle, but in a very good way. It was directed in a way that only M. Night Shamackadonaroopashire could pull off, despite him making a lot of really crappy movies lately.

- fb100000716838411, Friday, January 13, 2012