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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…
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M. Night Shyamalan before he turns to shit, featuring the only bearable child actor out there.
Wait, I started this wrongly. Please don't assume that I hate this film. It's quite the opposite, really.
The Sixth Sense is doubtlessly an exquisite piece of art, a masterpiece. So delicately crafted. Rich with layers, atmosphere and emotions. Cinematography is slow, smooth, gorgeous, creative, and of course, unique. That's Shyamalan for you, always experimenting with his camera, a truly passionate director. (Correction: was) Oh but how the mighty has fallen! The passion had vanished in his recent works. Perhaps he is trying too hard to impress his audience, and ends up looking like an exhausted fool. What…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Given what we know now about M. Night Shyamalan, how is it that he was able to create such a fascinating film in his debut effort?
Namely its because that the things that Shyamalan does best, namely setting a creepy mood and atmosphere, are exactly what a film like The Sixth Sense calls for. His direction is superb in this film, showing that he is capable of producing quality work...on very rare occasions.
It helps that the acting is strong throughout this film, from the creepy vibes of Haley Joel Osment to the quiet performance put forward by Bruce Willis, showing depths as an actor that he rarely allows himself to fall to. It's the kind of role Kiefer Sutherland…
Holy crap. This movie is absolutely brilliant. The acting is great, the script is great, the direction is great. Overall, I think this is Shyamalan's best film.
The Sixth Sense - A
M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" was an event film, and one of the best we've ever seen. However, what comes with saying "event film" is that a fair sum of the enjoyment you'll have watching it is in your first exposure, and at this point it's pretty much impossible to have the proper first exposure to "The Sixth Sense". Most of the thrills and interesting facets come from the final reveal, unfortunately. The rest of the movie is by no means bad. It's just not as exhilarating as the twisty twist. There are still scary images, good performances, and efficient direction throughout.
Watched with Mum at Cinema, date estimated
Got me real spooked. I found the ending pretty obvious though, maybe it was ruined by everyone saying it is a twist so I kept guessing. Great acting, especially the kid.
M. Night Shyamalan's definitive classic had a lot of hype to live up to. I of course went in knowing the famous lines but knew of the "twist" without knowing what the twist actually was. Surprisingly, THE SIXTH SENSE had fantastic performances, specifically from Mr. Osment who gives maybe THE best performance from a child I've ever seen, and how touching the film was in its second half. The film has a little bit of an identity crisis, never quite sure whether it should be a thriller, a horror film, or a sophisticated meditation on death and isolation. When it does balance all three of these tactics, the film works. Maybe the mis-marketing of the film hinders its actual viewing,…
The Sixth Sense is a simple-smart mystery, the twist is not something that you can't reveal, but that you didn't recognize
Such a unique movie. Watching it, you're terrified. After watching it, you realize the only reason it's scary is because of your own preconceived notions of ghosts. (And Haley Joel Osment's performance.) (And that one jump scare.)
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