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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…
“I see dead people. Walking around like regular people. They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're dead.”
When asked what my favorite films are, M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller The Sixth Sense tops the list for me every time. I know he hasn’t been on a role lately, but that doesn’t stop me from having high expectations for any of his upcoming projects because I was deeply influenced by this film. Even his following movies, Unbreakable and Signs, rank among my favorites, and I went as far as defending his work in The Happening (which is a guilty pleasure of mine). His latest films have disappointed me, but I still…
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…
Things i hate
Dead people, Dead people talking, Dead people dying, Dead people walking, Completely burnt people. Scary things dead people say to living people.
Really thrilling movie with one of the best plot twists i have ever seen in a movie.
(Fourth or fifth viewing, half-star rise in rating.)
Oh, it holds up. Disregarding the ending--although I was impressed by the tonal juggle that the ending demands--this is an immaculately-staged thriller featuring Bruce Willis's most restrained, compassionate performance. Within the PG-13 framework, Shyamalan is able to make the film plenty scary, even in the jump-scares but especially in the chilling "you were keeping her sick" sequence.
On paper, there isn't much that should be eerie in the first hour, but Shyamalan is able to invest the film with an incongruity and stillness that is only more jarring sixteen years later. I like to pretend that I don't care about comeuppance and redemption for every character, but a screenplay this technically sharp proves me wrong every time.
This review reportedly contains spoilers for a film everyone actually knows about.
Regarded as the most famous "twist" film ever, this is parallel to Linda Williams' study on film affect. With its unexpected ending, people are overwhelmed and may not be able to remove that experience (as all films should be) in the equation of judgment for this film. And yes, what a tightly constructed film just to conceal a big surprise.
But we all know that sentimentality and biases aside, the masses have yet to observe this with a keener eye disregarding past admiration by way of Shyamalan's favorite tactic to end every film with (in The Last Airbender's case, the surprise was that it was actually going to…
Good but I guessed the ending
The Sixth Sense is a very good drama movie. Not a great horror movie. Yeah sure! It has some scary moments but um. I am not going to spoil it. Performance is amazing. Dialogue is great. Screenplay is incredible. Overall, The Sixth Sense is great movie.
The best psychological thriller i've ever seen until now.
Has good actors.
Has good plot.
Know what? I don't really need to say more.
I think this one couldn't be best.
I enjoyed the twist and the kid is good and his mom is hot too.
Rest is crap.
This is a solid little thriller, that's made striking by the truly amazing performance by Haley Joel Osment.
Nota = 8
If i was this kid i would have lost my dome
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