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31 Days of Halloween: Day 12: The Sixth Sense (1999) – A Supernatural Thriller with Stunning Conclusion

The-Sixth-Sense-movie-posterCategory: Thriller/ Mystery
Actors: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
Duration: 107 min
Rated: PG-13

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
The Others (2001), Hide and Seek (2005)

Long Story Short:
After a tragic encounter with one of his former patients, acclaimed psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe tries to get back on track and takes on a new patient: a little boy who claims to see dead people.

Review:
Director M. Night Shyamalan has many great visions, but unfortunately The Sixth Sense is the only good transformation, well, maybe besides The Last Airbender (2010), which was pretty borderline, too. It starts with a bang and ends with one. The atmosphere is dark and unpleasant, because you never know when the boy gets infested by another dead soul that can’t seem to find peace. And do you remember Mischa Barton as one of them? – Probably one of her best and convincing roles ever. The acting performances are awesome, Bruce Willis, the very distant psychiatrist, who tries to get a hold of his life, Haley Joel Osment, the weird kid, who has horrible visions, and his helpless mother, played by the wonderful and talented Toni Collette, who should be in way more movies if you ask me. All in all The Sixth Sense has a high creep factor and is a must- see for long nights.

Rating: 8/10

12 Comments »

  1. Good review Simon. The twist still works when you watch it over and over again, but also makes the movie more emotional and compelling to watch. That said, people hate this for obvious reasons and I can’t say I disagree with them all that much.

  2. I somewhat liked Unbreakable, Signs and The Happening, but couldn’t live through the rest from Shyamalan. Devil was very good, but I guess he didn’t direct it 😀 This one did surprise me 🙂

    • Devil was interesting, that’s true but like you said, it wasn’t under his direction. 😀 Yeah, Signs was very weak compared to what they showed in the trailer, but all in all not bad, you are right. The Ending of The Happening kind of killed it for me.

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