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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…
Whilst perhaps not as scary as I remember it being when first watching The Sixth Sense over a decade ago, this chilling thriller still boasts some engaging set pieces, acting and cold atmospherics.
Arguably M. Night Shyamalan's sharpest and least pretentious outing, The Sixth Sense is an enjoyable watch, even if you know the twists and turns of the movie's plot.
Props still go out to Haley Joel Osment, who puts in a stellar performance is the socially stunted Cole.
That twist tho...
This movie is weak fucking sauce.
A masterfully well put together piece of filmmaking. M. Night Shyamalan manages to subtly lead the viewer along to then add a fantastic twist at the end. An even though the twist is a memorable one the film doesn't lack any of its brilliance in a second viewing.
In Fact it only makes it that more impressive a film as the subtle clues and layers begin to become more apparent to the viewer. Simply film storytelling at its finest.
"Malcolm Crowe: Once upon a time there was this person named Malcolm. He worked with children. He loved it. He loved it more than anything else. And then one night, he found out that he made a mistake with one of them. He couldn't help that one. And he can't stop thinking about it, he can't forget. Ever since then, things have been different. He's not the same person that he used to be. "
So I held off on watching this one for a long time because the *big plot twist* was ruined for me. I'm sure going into it spoiler-free would have made it more interesting but it was still a great watch. Kind of wrong for it to be billed as a horror/thriller flick, it's much more of a drama with some creepy elements to it. Solid acting from everyone involved, especially Toni Collette.
I don't love it like most but it's the best film M night Shamalayn has done and Bruce Willis actually does a good performance in this film but gets shown up by a kid actor no surprise there he probably wasn't as bothered about the money as Bruce Willis was.
I had this spoiled before I saw it, so it was a bit worthless. MNS films can only be watched once anyway.
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
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- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
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