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Frankly, I have never seen a movie so misinterpreted by critics. That is, in part, the fault of its writer/direct M. Night Shamalyan. The Sixth Sense is a movie of separate, yet self-contained and authentic levels. On the surface, it is an effective ghost story in the truest sense, drawing on a long tradition of tales and with an ending that is both rewardingly unique and also of a kind with some of classic tales of haunting. (The Others, with Nicole Kidman, tries to pull off a similar effect, but falls woefully short. The Others is a nice enough film, but nothing more. In comparison, The Sixth Sense is as well-realized a film as I have ever seen. ) Okay, then, so what is the other layer of this film? In my view, the power of this film is in its less obvious message: it is a haunting, evocative, and cautionary tale about middle age. About how easily we become the walking dead. In our work. In our relationships. Bound as we are in routine and rote, we see only what we want to see. We neglect those that are closest to us. We sleepwalk through life. And when those we care about truly die, we awaken just long enough to be filled with regret. This emotional undercurrent builds and builds and finds its release in several key moments. You’ll know them by the uncharacteristically powerful emotions they evoke–the depth of which could only be achieved by this striking psychological tale so nicely concealed in a story of the supernatural. This is a very, very special film. Check it out!
Product Description 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 (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! “I see dead people,” whispers little Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), scared to affirm what is to him now a daily occurrence. This peaked 9-year old, already hypersensitive to begin with, is now being haunted by seemingly malevolent spirits. Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is trying to find out what’s triggering Cole’s visions, but what appears to be a psychological manifestation turns out to be frighteningly real. It might be enough to scare off a lesser man, but for Malcolm it’s personal–several months before, he was accosted and shot by an unhinged patient, who then turned the gun on himself. Since then, Malcolm has been in turmoil–he and his wife (Olivia Williams) are barely speaking, and his life has taken an aimless turn. Having failed his loved ones and himself, he’s not about to give up on Cole. This third feature by M. Night Shyamalan sets itself up as a thriller, poised on the brink of delivering monstrous scares, but gradually evolves into more of a psychological drama with supernatural undertones. Many critics faulted the film for being mawkish and New Age-y, but no matter how you slice it, this is one mightily effective piece of filmmaking. The bare bones of the story are basic enough, but the moody atmosphere created by Shyamalan and cinematographer Tak Fujimoto made this one of the creepiest pictures of 1999, forsaking excessive gore for a sinisterly simple feeling of chilly otherworldliness. Willis is in his strong, silent type mode here, and gives the film wholly over to Osment, whose crumpled face and big eyes convey a child too wise for his years; his scenes with his mother (Toni Collette) are small, heartbreaking marvels. And even if you figure out the film’s surprise ending, it packs an amazingly emotional wallop when it comes, and will have you racing to watch the movie again with a new perspective. You may be able to shake off the sentimentality of The Sixth Sense, but its craftsmanship and atmosphere will stay with you for days. –Mark Englehart
The Sixth Sense (Collector’s Edition Series) Review
This is one of my favorite movies I can watch it over and over and never get tired of it. It really has a great story line and the outcome will surprise you. If you have not seen this movie you really need to watch it. Bruce Willis does a great job in this movie. I am glad to find this on prime. -Read Reviews-
It is hard to comment on this film without creating a spoiler, so I wont comment directly. There are 5 star reviews that are well intended but give too much away. Read them AFTER watching the film. Suffice it to say, how often has there ever been a film that is morally and spiritually thought provoking, moderately chilling is spots, and a real feel-good tear-jerker all at the same time. I cant think of a single one. Go watch it! Incidentally, Willis takes a time out from his usual cocky persona to turn in a great and sensitive performance.
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