Overall Rank: 48
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 1446
Theatrical Release Date: 08/06/1999
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Donnie Wahlberg, Mischa Barton
Plot: A child psychologist helps a boy who unbelievably communicates with spirits while it tears his mother apart.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/02/2019
"The Sixth Sense" is an emotional mystery with an unthinkable twist and a talented performance from young Haley Joel Osment.
SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018
With enough suspense and chills to be a contemporary horror classic, The Sixth Sense was capable of offering heart-pounding PG-13 horror to audiences that "had seen everything" already. Solid performances are another plus, add to that a smart ending, a killer line and a clever way of directing. Great flick with Shyamalan being pushed to his limits, considering his decaying filmography. 83/100
Tysori - wrote on 07/19/2014
This is an oldie but goodie film. I watched it several times to be able to grasp the entire concept and catch all of the things you wouldn't see the first time. For instance every time a spirit was present M. Night Shyamalan would show something red. A lot of detail in a movie and I loved it. Great cast and very believable. Although we are given four stars here I give it five stars.
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sreekirch - wrote on 02/19/2012
Supernatural thrillers are very common nowadays. Having much belief in spirits or not this movie is one of those rare thrillers which can slightly frighten. Some believe and some do not believe in spirits and me being the second case I cannot speak anything logical about script. Directed by Night Shyamalan and distributed by Spy Glass is this supernatural thriller casted by Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment and co.
Spirits have unfulfilled wishes and they roam about to get the job done. Here the case is all about a boy Cole (Osment) who has the secret untold to anyone. He can see dead people and speak with them. Child Psychologist Malcolm (Willis) helps Cole solve the problem and in fact try to bury his own problems with his wife (Olivia Williams). There are some spirits waiting for help …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/14/2011
A child psychologist who is shot by a former patient he failed to help becomes obsessed with the case of a small boy who is exhibiting similar symptoms. Although M. Night Shyamalan's career has taken a serious dump since his halcyon days, The Sixth Sense is the film he will always be remembered for. A mix of supernatural thriller and wish fulfilment fantasy, it delivers both spine tingling chills and pushes all the right emotional buttons when presenting this sensitively told tale of a small boy who is living in constant fear of the dead who seem to be stalking him. Although the famous twist in the tale is the biggest talking point, it's amazing how well the story stands up even when you know that it's coming; you find yourself admiring the subtlety and cleverness of the (mis)direction …
SIngli6 - wrote on 04/05/2011
The Sixth Sense is one of a group of 90s films (Se7en, Usual Suspects, Crying Game, etc) that is known primarily for its concluding twist. While the twist is indeed harrowing, beautiful, and wonderfully executed, this film is so much more than a mere 'twister'. Its photography, through its effete color palate and subtle neo-German expressionistic framing (the scene set on the helical staircase is a particular highlight), is superb. Its acting is brilliantly understated (which, admittedly, would be the only instance when such an adverb as that could be accurately ascribed to a Shyamalan thespian), and its script is among the best of contemporary horror cinema. Don't let the director's infamy sully your enjoyment of this sophisticated and chilling work!
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