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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…
An all-time thriller. Never saw the ending coming. Worth many many viewings.
Haven't watched this in years and days, it's a hard one to judge on a rewatch. It takes a considerable suspension of disbelief when you already know the truth of it all. Still, I like the mystery and some of the scenes are still quite affective.
What's so special about this film? The last 10 minutes....the rest is an average mystery-thriller. Haley Joel Osment is a horrible actor, but fits the character. Bruce Willis shows that he actually can play other roles apart from John McClane.
Haven't seen this since it came out, and having recently read the script so wanted to revisit it. Wow, Haley Joel Osment is outstanding.
Easy to forget now but Bruce Willis had his own little "McConaissance" back in the 90s, before he became seemingly content to churn out more, increasingly inferior Die Hard sequels. It's nice to see him in restrained, sombre form. It's a generous performance which really lets Osment shine. And the less said about Shyamalen's career trajectory the better. This is as close to a perfectly structured film as you could hope to find. Apparently Shyamalen pitched this as "The Exorcist meets Ordinary People", and certainly it bears similarities with the former, albeit without the audience baiting histrionics. This is more thoughtful than that.
The Sixth Sense is an absolutely terrifying and haunting film but also a very smart film with an original premise and the best twist ending of all time. Bruce Willis is fantastic here, this is easily one of the best performances he's given. Haley Joel Osment is the scene stealer here who is so convincing as Cole and you really feel and care for his character. The two have some really sweet and nice chemistry with each other too. M. Night Shyamalan shows that he used to be a very talented director here by scaring the audience with actual tension and a chilling atmosphere instead of using jump scares. The score is chilling and creepy as well. As for the…
Watched it with someone, who somehow didn't know the ending. It was fucking great.
89] The Sixth Sense - 7/10. Creepy and well-made but once you know the twist, it takes all the fun out of rewatching. But Osment is superb.
Chilling and suspenseful- it is about time I have seen this film, to finally witness its well-known twist. Not to mention that when it came to the "I see dead people" scene I said it with him, showing that its a film I should of seen by now. Willis gives a great performance, as does young Osment. I have only seen two Shyamalan films, with the other unfortunately being The Last Airbender, and it is safe to say it is the better one. The film is very well directed, and carefully executed- and the twist was great to see. (no spoilers here). One of the best horror/thriller films there is, and worth watching if your also a late-comer to viewing it.
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