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The Village

The people in the small, isolated community of Covington, Pennsylvania, live with a constant sense of fear. Although their life in the late 18th century seems simple, the truth is the Village only survives because of an uneasy truce which exists between them and some mysterious creatures that live in the surrounding forest. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 29 Jul 2004
Video Release: 10 Jan 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Village is rated PG-13: for a scene of violence and frightening situations.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Bryce Dallas Howard, M. Night Shyamalan
Studio: 2004 Touchstone Pictures

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