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…
Un thriller/horror molto apprezzato, che prima spaventa ma dopo trasmette un pensiero di speranza: la morte non è che l'inizio.
A near-masterpiece and a brilliant exercise in suspense and viewer-manipulation.
This movie really spoke to me.
I legitly now am under the impression that dead people are walking around. I did some research and there quite a few people that are like tho young boy in this movie. Grandma's watching me write this right now.
In a word......Boring with NO twist at the end.
Just play attention at the start.
This really is piece of class film making.
Wonder how many people guessed the ending on their first time of watching this. Must admit.......I didn't.
Watching this the second time/knowing what the concept was and seeing all the clues through the entire movie I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated this more than before.
Poor old M Night, some of the recent movies he has filmed have just been terrible but at least he can sit this title on the mantle piece and still be proud.
Let you in a secret:::: I see dead people too (technically)...well in the town I live in there are some weirdo's about that look dead.
Great thriller, unfortunately I was told the ending beforehand, I would of liked it more otherwise.
STIR OF ECHOES was better, and got lost because of the similar ad campaign.
The Sixth Sense isn't just a brilliantly told ghost story, it's also a masterclass in acting. The mother/son dynamic between Toni Collette and Haley Joel Osment is one of the most touching in film. That car scene gets me every single time.