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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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
August is mostly thought of as a time of dead water for summer movies. But now I think it should be regarded as the best month for film this whole mediocre summer, and 'The Sixth Sense' is one of the main reasons. Though the title kinda' sucks.
In a summer low on genuine chills here's one movie that offers honest-to-God-grip-the-armrest-chills. It's very moody when it needs to be and creepy when it never has to be but is anyway, and constantly moving. 'The Sixth Sense' also offers audiences something they haven't seen this summer: real characters with depth. The characters leap from the screen and are slowly established as complicated, rounded, and very thoughtful people. Now that's something that took…
The biggest fluke of an idea in cinematic history and it's just such a pity M. Night Shyamalan had to be the one to find it and become "The next Spielberg" because of it.
It's good, but loses effect after you know the ending.
This horror film directed by Night M. Night Shyamalan; is a work of a genius director, who also wrote it.
Wonderful cinematography, and script. Haley Joel Osment gave a blowing performance in this psychological-horror film.
Arty work on this fine picture, Night Shyamalan has got the talent of squeezing out best performance from actors, such as Alfred Hitchcock did from James Stewart and Cary Grant and so on.
Great plot, terrible acting from everyone except Toni Collette.
Film #2 of JC13's I Do Believe I Just Shit Myself September/October Horror Marathon
"How can you help me if you don't believe me."- Cole
M. Night Shyamalan's 1999 film The Sixth Sense was a huge success upon its release. Still to this day it lives on in popular culture and is still a highly regarded movie. I had seen once before a few years back and loved it. This time I think I loved it even more. The ultimate test for a film like this that features a big twist is rewatch value. Who does it hold up on repeat viewings? Does it rely to much on the shock value of the twist?
Luckily The Sixth Sense holds up…
This film will forever be known as the flashy start of M. Night Shyamalan's illustrious career. And, of course, the kid who sees dead people.
It's a remarkable ghost story that effectively makes use of long takes, pauses in dialogue, and a hush, muted tone that are also present in all of Shyamalan's subsequent films. Haley Joel gives a star performance here, and Bruce Willis, once again, proves he can stretch with the best of them. Toni Collette, however, takes the top prize; her Oscar-nominated performance is a heartbreaker.
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist
the film did not spoil the 'twist' at the end
the film was met with critical acclaim, with critics highlighting the performances (especially by Osment and Willis), its atmosphere, and its surprise twist ending
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.
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