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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.
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…
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…
The Good: So, you all know by now that this is M. Night Shyamalan's masterpiece. You all know how amazing Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment are in this film; how meticulous Tak Fujimoto's camera work is; how James Newton Howard's music manages to be so chilling yet oddly beautiful. You all know the quotes and the scares. You all know how the story goes. You all know the twist. Yeah, I'm sure everyone and their mother have seen this film before. But you know what's the most brilliant thing about The Sixth Sense that…
Lots of people hate on M. Night Shyamalan. Points of attack include: "what has he done since Signs that's good?", "he uses too many plot twists", "his bad outweighs the good". All these criticisms are fair, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I feel, sometimes, like I'm the only person who thought The Village was good, and who enjoyed The Happening on the grounds that it is hilarious. To be fair, I haven't seen The Last Airbender, and I don't think I'm ever going to (I trust people on that one). It's a shame, though, that his commercial failures have overshadowed his moments of genius. The Sixth Sense being one of them. Shyamalan has been caricatured as a self absorbed…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nice twist at the end, wasn't expecting it!
Holy shit. I haven't seen a movie this good, this intense, this enrapturing in a long while. I was watching this for movie night with my dad, and even HIS arm hair was sticking up straight. Amazing thrills, stunning cinematography (THAT DUTCH ANGLE!) and beautiful acting enhance the already incredible plot, and the clever twist at the end just makes it all the more satisfying. An A+ movie.
“Wanna play a game? It's a mind-reading game.”
Cole Sear sees dead people.
Bruce Willis plays a child psychologist working to cure a boy who sees ghosts. He manages to captivate us with his personal struggle and seemingly broken marriage. Undoubtedly, one of his best performances to date.
But the standout performance is delivered by Haley Joel Osment, he carries the film on his tiny, little shoulders. And he does it perfectly. Tremendously impressive.
Shyamalan creates a beautifully constructed surreal atmosphere that makes the film impossible to look away from. It's truly captivating.
If you haven't seen this film, and you don't know the ending, you should watch it as soon as possible! It's truly an amazing experience.
The Sixth Sense is a tremendously captivating ghost story with deluxe storytelling and a powerful direction by Shyamalan. Highly recommended.
I’ve been a film fan for as long as I can remember. I’ve had internet access for the past ten years. I’ve been reviewing movies for the past two. And yet, with all that, I went into The Sixth Sense spoiler free. I didn’t know the twists. My knowledge of the movie started and ended with Bruce Willis and “I see dead people.” And thank goodness for it, because the element of surprise is what makes this movie truly something outstanding!
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 supernatural mystery, written and directed by the now infamous M. Night Shyamalan. This was the director’s big break, his first renowned movie. And it’s good, it’s very good. In fact, as the movie…
'The Sixth Sense' is not a perfect film, but Shyamalan captures the fear and acceptance of death with real emotional impact. Shyamalan has a knack for building atmosphere and here it shows with his ability to generate suspense in ordinary or boring situations. Particularly, the central performance by Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment are awesome especially considering this is one of the only chances Bruce Willis receives to prove his capabilities.
I love this movie. It is perfect in every single way. You cannot convince me otherwise, so don't even try.
Riveting and disturbing, creatively directed and well cast, this film draws you in and keeps your attention. It takes you on a journey you wouldn't have expected.
What else can I ask for a masterpiece? The horror, plot, twist, music, acting, they are perfect for me!
Ah, 1999, when the phrase "An M. Night Shymalan Film" didn't inspire eye-rolls and laments of wasted potential, but proclamations of a new heir to Hitchcock in the national media. While that claim was certainly hyperbole, The Sixth Sense makes it easy to see why the media chose that hyperbole. Tense without being overly horrific, beautifully shot, and its central reveal, probably tied with Fight Club and The Usual Suspects as the most spoiled reveal in cinema, is still effective, with the film built to support it, and the moment itself still being surprising and moving through the filmmaking and performances. Willis and Osment are superb in the lead performances, and Collette and Williams are excellent as the two women…
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