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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…
You know a film works when after years of having all the plot elements laid out, even the parts better off hidden, there are still a few nuances that surprise you during its runtime. M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense is definitely that film for me. Despite knowing everything that was going to happen, the film managed to tap into themes of fear and acceptance in ways that I never would have expected. But even taking out the surprise factor, this really is a great film that Shyamalan keeps a steady handle on with an equally great atmosphere and strong performances.
Although the story taps into horror here and there, the central tone is on a more subdued level, feeling…
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…
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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…
“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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Every time I watch this movie, I become slightly less impressed with it. I still think it's fun, and the performances are great. The "rules" in this film are pretty ridiculous, however, and I especially get annoyed at how the director feels the need to hold your hand through the finale and show you every scene in which Bruce Willis interacts with someone. It really isn't necessary to do that much backtracking just to prove you didn't break any rules. Isn't that what re-watches are for? He does this in "Signs" as well and it drives me nuts. This used to be 5 stars. A fantastic first time watch, but it isn't aging well for me.
Still holds up.
Forget the big reveal at the end...what hit me hard this time around was the final exchange between Cole and his mom.
What a powerful, powerful scene. The emotion here is genuine.
B | 66 | Good
Despite an uneven script that lessens the film's mainly intense atmosphere and a satisfying but mildly confusing final act, The Sixth Sense gets by with remarkable performances from its leads and a consistent feeling of mystery.
I saw this movie a long time ago, so I didn’t remember almost anything, just a few famous scenes and quotes. The funny thing is that from the beginning I knew how it might end, I supposed how the end was going to be like, and I was nearly right, but eventually it fooled me, despite all the clues left throughout, it completely did. Whether I’m just stupid or the script is really a great piece of ingenuity on the storytelling, it must be said that M. Night Shyamalan is (was) a genius.
The Sixth Sense is a very creepy film with one of the best twists of all time but some parts are slow and boring.
Best viewing of this film. Have only seen it once properly before, but it got so much better this time. I only give it 5 stars because of how strongly it affected me emotionally.
Quiet ghost story that reveals itself not through jump scares or standard spookiness, but real conversations between real people. Everything has been said about Haley Joel Osment in this movie, but he really is fantastic. Shyamalan isn't the best dialogue writer, but I can't complain too much when he can direct actors like that.
"The terror of The Sixth Sense was real, and it lasts. Fifteen years later, this remains one of my favorite horror films. I think it always will."
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