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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Don't know how the shit I hadn't seen this movie before now but damn is it all I thought it would be. Wish I didn't know the twist beforehand though but hey, it's been 16 years.
Watching this as an adult for the first time, I finally get the Spielberg comparison, outside of it being produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
This film is more emotional than I remember, with plenty of opportunities for "Spielberg Face". It affected me more deeply than I remembering it affecting me as a kid then as a teenager on repeated viewings. I think that is because Shyamalan's earnestness hadn't yet been overshadowed by something incomprehensible or self-congratulatory. The famous "twist" here is the only earned one of his career, as far as I'm concerned, feeling organic and never passing beyond the point of character development. The revelations here are necessary to the themes of the piece, making this film incredibly concise in everything it sets out to do.
I still have nightmares about the people hanging in the school. *Shudder.*
A ghost story that actually becomes less scary as the film goes on. However, my involvement with the characters grew and the end is nicely done. Unfortunately, so many people told me that there was a twist at the end that I couldn't help trying to figure out what it was. I guessed about twenty minutes in. Even knowing the end, though, it's interesting to see how writer-director Shyamalan sets it up. Great performance from the kid, too!
Galvanized me to a point where I felt diaphanous. Sure, the delightful woman that is my mother ruined the OMG twist ending (surely one of the best plot twists of all time) right at the opening, but The Sixth Sense is a hard film to dislike. Haley Joel Osment is impeccable as Cole Sear; truly divine, whilst Toni Collette (an underrated actress if there ever was one) is brilliant, too. The Mischa Barton bit also floored me. I could use loads of fancy words and phrases to even try and convince you to watch this but I'm not going to - just watch it. And, resist the temptation to Google the ending. Whilst I still loved the hell out of M. Night Shyamalan's film, knowing what was the inevitable was detrimental to the overall enjoyment of The Sixth Sense.
A flawless, flawless experience.
Still creepy - and annoyingly SO obvious when you know what’s coming. Which I didn’t 16 years ago.
It doesn't hold up well.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
An awesome sci-fi thriller that is the story about this kid that can see dead people and how it deals with it. With great performances, characters, plot, cript, dialogue, and twist. The peak of Shyamalan. Medal of Awesomeness Perfection.
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