A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
The Sixth Sense
Not every gift is a blessing.
A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.
Within The Sixth Sense, desperate prayers and horrific cries are contrasted with numerous explosions of the color red, as if the hue propels an individual's fear into a solitary state of agony and sorrow. Toy soldiers play war in the confines of a cathedral, and even when surrounded by images of God and his influence, the past continues to creep in and take shape. Manifestations aren't only rooted in the past. In essence, they're beckoning specters birthed in tangible anguish. Darkness upon darkness, bathed in infinite nothing. Seeking God is associated with a sense of comfort, but what about those who seek the haunted?
Running to the red doors won't help. They've already been there.
Re-watching a film with an ending on this level of highbrow, twisty, never-see-that-coming notability, one can either develop a flat, empty feeling beyond that simple twist that got them so well the first time, or one can find that the film's craftsmanship, symbolism and dense story ends up amounting to far more than what they even thought of the first time. With The Sixth Sense the case is very much the latter. The Sixth Sense is a truly special film, and there's a reason that after putting out many other great films, it remains to be Shyamalan's most fully recognized and appreciated work. It reaches high and penetrates deep. It's not only the most densely layered, and brilliantly constructed cinematic…
Blending the emotional depth of a heartfelt story with the chilling vibes of a modern horror, The Sixth Sense is M Night Shayamalan's breakthrough feature film that's patiently crafted, skilfully narrated & efficiently performed and still remains his finest directional effort to date. Noted for its foreboding atmosphere, brilliant use of visual motifs & that final masterstroke, it's an excellent example of quality storytelling.
Set in Philadelphia, the story of The Sixth Sense follows a child psychologist who is shot by one of his former patients on the day he was honoured for his work. The plot then jumps to next fall where we see him clearly affected by the whole incident as he takes on a new case of a 9-year…
Film #1 of Gustav's M.National Shyamalan-a-thon.
The film which declared the arrival of Night. Sixth Sense single-handedly raised him to stardom and had all of Hollywood raving. The New Week magazine even went the lengths and termed him The Next Spielberg. I just wonder how glad he must have felt, with only his third film, he was being compared to his childhood hero and his reason of getting into films. It must have been an incredibly proud moment and a one he would cherish no matter to what heights life and his films take him to.
This was my third viewing of Shyamalan’s third feature. Any film with a good, powerful, intelligently disguised and a credible twist will without doubt…
It's easy to make this film be about the twist.
Or the fact that there are so many cleverly hidden clues.
Let's not talk about that.
Let's talk about the fact that this is one of the most beautifully constructed and deftly told ghost stories ever made.
I am convinced that Shyamalan is more a storyteller than a director. With this film, which basically put him on the map, he shows that he knows, loves and understands storytelling. It is a shame that along the way, with his later efforts, he seems to have convinced himself that he is a great director as well. It seems that the bigger the budget, the more apparent his flaws become.
This is absolutely…
Hmmmm, the time that M. Night Shyamalan still made decent pictures; not The Last Airbender (holy shit I hate that film). So we all know what this film is about and if you don’t, you can probably make an accurate guess at the hand of its famous line “I see dead people…” The movie doesn’t exactly blow you away, choosing a very tempered tempo at which to transpire. Not much is going on between the two main stars - the experienced action-star Bruce Willis and the very young Haley Joel Osment - but their chemistry is pretty brilliant. Mostly because the latter manages to out-act his older companion as well as the rest of the cast, including Toni Collette and…
What a twist.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
oh whaaaaatttt. what a twiiiiist
i cry at this more than i cry at titanic
Really, really well made flick. Incredible dramatic acting from every actor, especially Hayley Joel Osmont. Very well written and directed, it's interesting how intelligent Shamalan's camera placement choices were in this film compared to the tripe he put out following. Very good story and genuine, earned scary moments. Great emotional impact. Worked for me on many more levels than Unbreakable did. 9.5/10
I once watched this in a tent in a crawlspace - and a young Mischa Barton showed up with vomit dripping out of her mouth. That didn’t happen, but it was scary when it happened in the movie.
The Sixth Sense has some genuinely scary parts, but it isn’t a horror movie. It pioneered a new breed of psychological thriller. It’s a thriller at a slow pace, with its creeping, steady sense of dread, in place of the more typical in-your-face scares or over-the-top terror. This genre has persisted to this day, and it has proven difficult to market. Big scares sell tickets, and so these scary but slow-paced psychological thrillers are billed as typical horror movies, and it leads…
Yeah, well, it was a check up view again after nearly 20 years.
Still the same opinion... a solid mainstream movie, good tempo, good atmosphere, well done camera work. But there could have been chosen a more versatile actor than bruce willis for the leading role.
The sixth sense includes one of the best child performances of all time. Every time you watch this movie you'll ask yourself what happend to M Night Shyamalan. It's not much more I can say without spoiling it so go and watch it for yourself and decide what you think. I think that it is great.
haley joel the original goth
Damn it I did not see it coming!
Edgar Wright's 1000 Favorite Movies via MUBI.