The Sixth Sense (1999) Movie Review


The Sixth Sense (1999)

1999 | PG-13 | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
107 minutes /

User Score: 77/100

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The Sixth Sense Review


A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

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.

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: 3.8/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Luke Burnyeat, Mark Falvo, Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Wood, Haley Joel Osment, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Nation, KaDee Strickland, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Jose L. Rodriguez, Bob Bowersox, Wes Heywood, Tony Michael Donnelly, Ellen Sheppard, Sean Oliver, Trevor Morgan, Firdous Bamji, Jodi Dawson, Gina Allegro, Bruce Norris, Marilyn Shanok, Glenn Fitzgerald, Kym Cohen, Nico Woulard, Colleen June McQuaide, Angelica Page, Matt Casale
Writers: M. Night Shyamalan
Director: M. Night Shyamalan

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