Unbreakable (2000) Movie Review

Unbreakable (2000)

2000 | PG-13 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
106 minutes /

User Score: 60/100


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Unbreakable Review

Synopsis:

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Unbreakable (2000) is a 1h 46-minute American superhero thriller film that was shot in Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Franklin Field - 235 S. 33rd Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and Ithan, Pennsylvania, USA. This movie had an estimated budget of $75 million and grossed over $248.1 million at the box office. M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense (1999), Signs (2002), The Village (2004)) did an excellent job directing, producing, writing, and acting (played Stadium Drug Dealer) in Unbreakable. Shyamalan has a talent of balancing horror and sophistication in his movies and leads you into a fascinating labyrinth/alternative universe, but Unbreakable is a mythological world where.

Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson - Pulp Fiction (1994), The Hateful Eight (2015), Django Unchained (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)) was born with a rare disease known as Type I osteogenesis imperfecta. The disease makes the bones extremely fragile and can fracture easily. Elijah becomes a comic-book art dealer that thought that there has to be someone who is unbreakable as he represents extreme human frailty. David Dunn (Bruce Willis - The Sixth Sense (1999), Die Hard (1988), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998)) is a security guard in Philadelphia that discovers he has superhuman powers. David had a promising football career in college but decides to leave that behind to marry Audrey (Robin Wright - The Princess Bride (1987), Forrest Gump (1994), House of Cards (2013-2016), Santa Barbara (1984-1988)) after they met with an auto accident. David’s marriage is slowly dissolving because of the stress of their young son Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark) which leads David to search for what his life means.

David was the only survivor out of 132 passengers on the train he was on after it crashed and had no injuries. David was invited to Elijah’s store where Elijah told David that he is the kind of person you will see in a comic book. Elijah told him some other stuff which leads David to test himself in ways he did not before resulting in his son, Joseph to idolize him as a superhero. David later discovers that he can glimpse in criminal human behavior if they make contact with him. David put his ability to a test as he stands in one of the busiest places where several people pass by him or brushes him as they pass and he senses what kind of crime they have done

David could not forget one janitor’s hideous act which was breaking into a families home, killing the parents and is still holding the children captive. He followed the janitor and freed the children, and a fight ensues with the janitor. I was shocked to see the ending where David found out the truth behind Elijah, but the ending could have been better as it was a bit weak. The movie was quietly suspenseful, intriguing, engaging, and had unpredictable twists. It was a brilliant retelling of Superman mythology where it makes me think about what if we had a Superman on earth - how would it be like? It is a fantastic movie that captures how it feels like to be a superhero. All of the actors did an excellent job with their roles. The editor, sound, sets, and cinematography were nicely done.


About Unbreakable (2000)

Title: Unbreakable
Original Title: No Ordinary Man, Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project
Year: 2000
Runtime: 106 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Michael Kelly, Rick Kain, Vincent Riviezzo, M. Night Shyamalan, John Patrick Amedori, Jose L. Rodriguez, Spencer Treat Clark, Robert Randolph Caton, Laura Regan, Ukee Washington, Robin Wright, Julia Yorks, Mark Pricskett, Joey Perillo, Mark Kratzer, Jennifer Hale, Jaime Gallagher, Bostin Christopher, Gary Beck, Gina Allegro, Bob Bowersox, Chance Kelly, Sean Oliver, Angela Eckert, James Handy, David C. Roehm Sr., John Rusk, Marc H. Glick
Writers: M. Night Shyamalan
Director: M. Night Shyamalan

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