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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…
Hoop-Tober Challenge (For Beginners) Film #26
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
I don’t watch a lot of mystery/thriller films, but The Sixth Sense only makes me want to watch more. Just from a story perspective, this is a brilliant film. How the story and emotions work and how they’re woven together is certainly a revelation that Shyamalan understands film and storytelling and can combine the two exceptionally well. And that’s about all that can be said, because it’s very important that you simply see the film for yourself.
Bruce Willis gives a very thoughtful performance with notable depth alongside Haley Joel Osment who pulls off a perfectly disturbing performance of a troubled boy who sees ghosts. I thought there were some iffy moments in the cinematography and editing techniques, but there…
Shyamalan should've retired after this one.
O melhor filme dirigido por M. Night Shyamalan, um suspense de ótima qualidade, com atores dando conta do recado e um mistério que cerca a trama, tornando-a ainda mais fascinante, certamente foi um divisor de águas na carreira do diretor, depois desse filme seus trabalhos posteriores foram bastante observados e analisados, há quem o ache uma farsa, outros acham que ele perdeu a mão, particularmente fico com a segunda opção.
Marvelously-crafted, expertly-written. Creepy as hell, with honest emotion. The surprise twist at the end (I won't give it away, but you probably already know it, even if you haven't seen it) helps to enrich repeated viewings.
But the film's success is due to the performance of a young Haley Joel Osment, whose innocence/experience paradox is both heartbreaking and compelling. Ultimately, it is his loneliness and sadness which draws us to him, elevating the stakes above your normal "paranormal kid" exploitation movie. I mean, Jesus, no kid should be that sad. But Osment's redemption makes the movie that much more satisfying.
All the performances are solid, if incredibly moody. Shyamalan, in his first major film, has created a terrific visual style of greys and browns, highlighted by a couple of bright reds for effect. It's a beautifully-structured, tightly-constructed film.
Movie with a twist!!!
Film #3 of MLK Weekend
Favorite Quote: "I see dead people."
HOLY F***ING SH*T!! I did not see that coming! The Sixth Sense is fantastic! Everything was great. Osment is probably the best actor who is 11 years old and being nominated for an Oscar that young is just phenomenal. Collette and Willis were both great too. Shyamalan did a fantastic job of directing and writing the script.
goddamn he knows where to put a camera.
Can you believe the Shamhammer directed this?!? For my first time seeing this film, this is one of the best horror film I've ever seen, if you can call it a horror film. One of the best kid acting jobs I've ever seen from Haley Joel Osment. With a spectacular twist that I had spoiled for me, it still really worked. I was never once bored in this film & sometimes it's scary as heck! 4.9/5 Stars!
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