Unbreakable (2000) Movie Review

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Unbreakable (2000)

2000 | PG-13 | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
106 minutes / 1h 46min

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Unbreakable Plot Synopsis:

Actor Bruce Willis and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan reunite after the surprise success of The Sixth Sense for this supernatural thriller. David Dunne (Willis) is taking a train from New York City back home to Philadelphia after a job interview that didn't go well when his car jumps the tracks and collides with an oncoming engine, with David the only survivor among the 131 passengers on board. Astoundingly, David is not only alive, he hardly seems to have been touched. As David wonders what has happened to him and why he was able to walk away, he encounters a mysterious stranger, Elijah Prince (Samuel L. Jackson), who explains to David that there are a certain number of people who are "unbreakable" -- they have remarkable endurance and courage, a predisposition toward dangerous behavior, and feel invincible but also have strange premonitions of terrible events. Is David "unbreakable"? And if he is, what are the physical and psychological ramifications of this knowledge?

Unbreakable (2000) Review

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.

  • Unbreakable Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 6.52
  • IMDB: 7.3
  • MetaCritic: 6.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.9

About Unbreakable 2000

Title: Unbreakable
Year: 2000
Runtime: 106 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.26/5 stars from 307,590 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 307,590
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Unbreakable Cast Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Rick Kain, Francesco Scorsone, Vincent Riviezzo, M. Night Shyamalan, Robert Randolph Caton, Ukee Washington, Michael Kelly, Spencer Treat Clark, James Handy, Laura Regan, Robin Wright, John Patrick Amedori, Jose L. Rodriguez, Bob Bowersox, Sean Oliver, Chance Kelly, Fred Leeds, Angela Eckert, David C. Roehm Sr., John Rusk, Marc H. Glick, Whitney Sugarman, Firdous Bamji, Julia Yorks, Mark Pricskett, Mark Kratzer, Joey Perillo, Jaime Gallagher
Unbreakable Writers: NA
Unbreakable Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Box Office: $95,000,000
Production: Touchstone Pictures
Website: http://www.areyouunbreakable.com
Language: English
Country: USA