A Fascinating Chiller
SIngli6 - wrote on 04/05/11
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!