Box art for The Village

The Village

  • Rated PG13

drama, thrillers


M. Night Shyamalan (SIGNS,THE SIXTH SENSE), the director who brought you the world's greatest thrillers on DVD, now creates his most thought-provoking triumph yet ... breaking international records and dazzling audiences around the globe!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    43%
  • Audience Score
    57%

common sense

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

Thought-provoking thriller too intense for some.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a very tense and scary thriller that may be too much for some tweens. Know your kid. While much of the scary stuff is in the audience's imagination, there are some scary jump-out-at-you surprises and some gory graphic images. Characters are attacked and killed. Some viewers may be concerned about the portrayal of a developmentally delayed and possibly disturbed character.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about what drew the families in the village to settle where they did in spite of the risks. They could also think about whether there were any clues in the movie that pointed to the ultimate twist. Why did Edward send Ivy? The movie was originally called "The Woods." Is that a better title? What is the scariest part of the movie and why?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    43%
    reviews counted: 8
    see all The Village reviews
  • Audience

    57%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Village idiot.

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

Fresh: Gripping, creepy, and very well acted with a great breakout performance from Bryce Dallas Howard...

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fresh:

- Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review, Thursday, August 7, 2008