Saturday, September 10, 2011

22. The Sixth Sense

Title:        The Sixth Sense
Year:        1999
Supernatural Thriller
Type:        A-Movie
Run Time: 107

Theatrical MPAA Rating: PG-13

Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette 
Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Watch Movie



Hollywood superstar Bruce Willis (ARMAGEDDON, THE SIEGE) brings a powerful presence to an edge-of-your-seat thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (Oscar(R)-nominee for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director) that critics are calling one of the greatest ghost stories ever filmed. When Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), a distinguished child psychologist, meets Cole Sear (Oscar(R)-nominee Haley Joel Osment, Best Supporting Actor), a frightened, confused, eight-year-old, Dr. Crowe is completely unprepared to face the truth of what haunts Cole. With a riveting intensity you'll find thoroughly chilling, the discovery of Cole's incredible sixth sense leads them to mysterious places with unforgettable consequences!

Alternative Synopsis
Personal Thoughts

"I see dead people" is one of the more memorable, famous lines from director M. Night Shyamalan's ghost story, The Sixth Sense. The Sixth Sense is one of the movies that started my love for the Ghost/Supernatural thriller genre (which for me, really went to the next phase in the late 90's with movies such as Ringu, The Sixth Sense, Stir of Echoes and the Blair Witch Project).

The Plot: The Sixth Sense centers around a child psychologist (Dr. Malcolm Crowe) who does his best to try and counsel a young boy with claims of possessing a "sixth sense" for seeing dead people. Can he really see ghost, or is this just his strange way of seeking attention, and coping with past trauma?

The Sixth Sense (in my books), goes down as one of the most formidable ghost movies of all-time, and since I really loved this movie (something that makes me a bit biased) I don't really feel qualified to write a good review on this film. 

My take; the movie's a cleverly written, well directed, Supernatural Thriller/Ghost movie with a nice atmosphere and great acting ... the pacing is good, and the climax is of course, to die for! Though its not really intended to be a horror movie in the sense, it still has a few nice jump scare moments, for the person that's a fan of horror-style ghost movies. I thought Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment's performances were great! On a side note; is it me, or is Bruce Willis always cast in roles where he's either single or having marital problems?

I've liked this movie ever since seeing it for the first time back in 1999, and it still stands (in my opinion) as Shyamalan's best work!

In Closing: I'm assuming most people have seen this movie by now, but if you're amongst the few that haven't, or if a couple years have past since you've last given it a watch ... then it may just be the movie for you, which is why I'm making it my 22nd recommendation ... definitely good if you're stuck in the house on a cold, rainy day, and you want to watch a good cozy ghost story.

What I liked:

- The Acting
- The Fall Setting
- The Ending
- Its Cleverness
- The Ghosts 

What I didn't like:

- I can't find much I didn't like about this movie
My Ratings

How good was it:             
How scary was it:        

How much did I enjoy it: 

The Sixth Sense Extras:

You May Also Like:
Hide and Seek

The Mothman

No comments:

Post a Comment