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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…
I had this spoiled before I saw it, so it was a bit worthless. MNS films can only be watched once anyway.
Before he forever ruined his career with his disgraceful adaptation of The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan had a very promising directing career on his hands. And The Sixth Sense has long considered to be the huge highlight of his mostly disappointing career (do I say that... well prior to this, my only experience with M. Night was The Last Airbender). With almost no knowledge of this film (not even the extremely talked about twist ending), I was unsure of how I would react to another film from one of Hollywood's most infamous... and it turns out The Sixth Sense is well worth anyone's time, especially those still angered by Last Airbender.
I promise I won't reveal any big spoilers…
An unexpected viewing, courtesy of some peers who wanted to watch the film.
This is definitely Shyamalan's best film, even though something like Signs might have better replay value. It really is very well crafted, and unlike in his later films, the twist is even well executed.
Not exactly the best film to watch over and over again (so much of the film's success is dependent on that initial shock of the film's final moments), though it is interesting to see many of the visual clues Shyamalan includes along the way.
Película que después de escuchar el especial La sexta nominada con Adriana Izquierdo diciendo, pero por dios que película de personajes más buena, me he animado a verla, aun sabiendo el giro final.
Grandisima película de personajes, sabiendo el significado del color rojo y el final, hasta se disfruta más con todas esas conversaciones, miradas y situaciones que la primera vez no te das cuenta.
Absolutamente imprescindible, obra maestra, y por supuesto, aun teniendo esta cantidad de años, lo he pasado mal con este terror subjetivo, y eso que no pasaba nada así muy raro ni asqueroso, es que con la música, ya me ponía malo.
Y que fragilidad desprende el niño.
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I think the reason why The Sixth Sense works so well, for me at least, is because it doesn't really introduce the horror elements until almost an hour in. By this point we've got to know and invest in the characters (who are superbly portrayed). This is just a seriously great example of story telling.
The direction is smart and the acting is motivated, but I don't think it's enough to make up for a fundamentally problematic plot, and an uninspired script. It's rather dull, and definitely hangs too much on the final twist. I think both Osment and Willis are great actors for their characters, and they feel like real people. Unfortunately, the abstract goals of the story leave them little to do. Then the movie just sort of ends.
One of the best ghost stories of all time. A must see.
The ending was spoiled for me, so that's why it took me so long to finally watch this. It's like watching the Superbowl after you already knew who won.
But nonetheless, it's still decently crafted with some very suspenseful scenes. When you watch this knowing the secret, it's pretty amusing to see how many times we get fooled on the first watch. There are numerous accounts where it should have seemed so obvious, but M. Night distracts us with the compelling story.
The acting is still very impressive. Bruce Willis gives his casual performance, but the highlight is Hailey Osment. Possibly the best child performance that I can think of. Collet, his mother, is also great. I wish she could…
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