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The Village (2004) M. Night Shyamalan's latest "Gotcha!" thriller, set in a 19th-century rural community, seems to be mapped from its ending backward. It's well acted by Joaquin… 2004-07-30 PG-13 PT107M Drama Mystery and Thriller Sci-fi and Fantasy Adrien Brody Bryce Dallas Howard William Hurt Joaquin Phoenix Sigourney Weaver Judy Greer Buena Vista Pictures
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The Village (2004)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jul 30, 2004; Rated: PG-13; Length: 107 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix and Sigourney Weaver; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures; More

M. Night Shyamalan's latest ''Gotcha!'' thriller, set in a 19th-century rural community, seems to be mapped from its ending backward. It's well acted by Joaquin Phoenix and newcomer Bryce Dallas Howard, and technically impressive, but, with every moment directed and played to maximize a sense of portent, often eye-rollingly solemn.

Originally posted Aug 13, 2004 Published in issue #778 Aug 13, 2004 Order article reprints