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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…
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…
to this day, still one of the greatest plot twists of all time.
An incredible film, I'll give Shyamalan all the credit in the world for it. The scene with Toni Collette in the car still makes me cry like a baby and think of my own mother and grandmother.
15 years later the scares are much less remarkable than I ever thought they were, but the tremendous screenwriting and directing is still there. All of the ghost secrets unravel at just the right rate and Shyamalan shows a real flair for visual storytelling in a lot of his shots here (like the great 'mindreading' scene early on), which makes a lot of his later, clunkier films ever more disappointing.
The kid got some acting skills.
Es una obra maestra de cine contemporáneo. Consideró que el propio director tuvo una vara muy alta desde al principio de su carrera para poder reinventarse. Tuvo que llegar The Visit (2015) para darle una vuelta de tuerca a toda su filmografía.
A powerful allegory for society's treatment of people with mental illness by way of a horror film. Shyamalan's craft is impeccable and it has what might be Bruce Willis's best performance.
The only major complaint I had was how heavy handed the ending was, especially the narration.
Even knowing the twist in advance, this is a clever and creepy movie.
I like when you can watch a movie 20 times and still see something new in it.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…