The Sixth Sense (1999) Movie Review

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

1999 | PG-13 | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
107 minutes / 1h 47min

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The Sixth Sense Plot Synopsis:

Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis)is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient (Donnie Wahlberg) . This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife (Olivia Williams). Cole's mom (Toni Collette) is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.

The Sixth Sense (1999) Review

The Sixth Sense (1999) is a 1h 47-min American supernatural horror-thriller film that contains drama and mystery. It had an estimated budget of $40 million and grossed over $672.8 million at the box office making it the second highest grossing film of 1999. Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan (Signs (2002), Unbreakable (2000), The Village (2004)) showed the world what amazing talents he had when The Sixth Sense was released. The movie was fantastic in every way possible with a superb twist ending that was not expected. The Sixth Sense was shot in Chicago, Illinois, USA and several locations in Pennsylvania, USA, which is Shyamalan’s hometown.

The Sixth Sense is about Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Pay It Forward (2000), Secondhand Lions (2003)) who is a troubled young boy that is isolated and can see and talk to dead people/ghosts. Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis - Die Hard (1988), The Fifth Element (1997), Armageddon (1998)) is a child psychologist in Philadelphia. Malcolm saw a young man in his bathroom who tells Malcolm that he has failed him. Malcolm recalls who the young boy is, and he is a former patient named Vincent (Donnie Wahlberg - Blue Bloods (2010-2016), Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006)) who was treated for hallucinations when he was a child.

Malcolm started to work with 9-year-old Cole Sear the following fall and found that Cole and Vincent’s case are similar. Malcolm wants to help Cole but is unsure if he can help him after failing to do so with Vincent. Malcolm’s plate is full as he has to make his relationship with his wife better because they hardly see each other and do anything together anymore. He also has to help Cole overcome his situation so he can feel at ease with himself for his failure with Vincent. Malcolm thought that Cole was delusional when Cole told him that he can see dead people walking around him as though they are alive. Cole began communicating with the ghost and started helping them. The next few scenes were exceptionally well done with great special effects and an unpredictable twist.

The twisty ghost story was an enjoyable movie that I enjoyed immensely with excellent acting all around. The atmosphere, sound, sets, cinematography, and twist conclusion were fantastic. Everyone should watch this magnificent movie as soon as possible because it is one that should not be missed by any type of fans.

  • The Sixth Sense Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 9
  • Overall Score: 8.13
  • IMDB: 8.1
  • MetaCritic: 6.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.5

About The Sixth Sense 1999

Title: The Sixth Sense
Year: 1999
Runtime: 107 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.07/5 stars from 817,773 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 817,773
MPAA Rating: PG-13
The Sixth Sense Cast Starring: Luke Burnyeat, Mark Falvo, Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Francesco Scorsone, M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Wood, Haley Joel Osment, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Nation, KaDee Strickland, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Jose L. Rodriguez, Tony Michael Donnelly, Nico Woulard, Ellen Sheppard, Sean Oliver, Trevor Morgan, Firdous Bamji, Holly Cross Vagley, Jodi Dawson, Jeffrey Brian Holmes, Gina Allegro, Bob Bowersox, Wes Heywood, Colleen June McQuaide, Angelica Page, Matt Casale, Lisa Summerour
The Sixth Sense Writers: NA
The Sixth Sense Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Production: Hollywood/Buena Vista
Language: English, Latin, Spanish
Country: USA