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Movie Review: Signs

In 2002, M. Night Shyamalan released one of my all-time favorite films: Signs. While the premise – aliens invading Earth and using crop circles for navigation purposes – sounds uninspired, at the heart of the film you’ll find a story about a man questioning his faith. It dealt with love, loss, family, and resolution, and it did so beautifully. The entire cast did a fantastic job, but Mel Gibson stole the show; his ability to convey emotion without uttering a word is marvelous. The script was suspenseful and well written, and the score, composed by James Newton Howard, was breathtaking.

What are your thoughts on Signs? Did you love it, hate it or feel indifferent about it? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section.

Below you’ll find my favorite scene from the film as well as the official trailer.

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4 thoughts on “Movie Review: Signs

  1. Victor De Leon on said:

    Signs is an amazing movie. A big concept film that doesn’t feel like some overblown and loud sci fi film. It’s quiet, suspenseful and eerie. It also is emotional and brilliantly shot and acted. I have JNH’s score on my iPod. It’s always in rotation. Good post! Thanks.

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts Vic. I’m glad there are others out there that agree with my thoughts on the film.

      I’ve been trying to get a copy of the soundtrack, but it’s out of print. So, merchants are charging very high prices for it online. Would you be able to burn and mail me a copy? I’d be more than happy to pay for it. Please let me know by emailing me here: michaelcavacini@gmail.com. Thanks.

      • Victor De Leon on said:

        The score to Signs is brilliant as is many of Howard’s scores to all the other M. Night movies. I love the ost to Lady in the Water very much as well. I sent you an e-mail just now, my man! – Vic

      • Victor De Leon on said:

        I tried sending you an e mail bro but it came back to me. Do you have another e- mail address? Or you can just send me your contact info to vicjd1@yahoo.com Thanks! – Vic

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