The Sixth Sense

Posted: December 6, 2009 in Movie Review, Sci-Fi
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If you go through the list of movies I have watched, then will see that there are rare movies, which might have got a 10/10 or 9.5/10 from my side and if there is so for some movie, then it really meant to be recommended for everyone. Here comes such a movie Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense.

Just a little mention that its a horror, people will jump upon the conclusion that its that screaming horror. But believe me, its really not kind of that. The Sixth Sense is a very very frightening movie, not with those scary faces all around, but with some very very extra-ordinary and outstanding performances like never before.


Title: The Sixth Sense 
Release Date: August 6, 1999
Banner: Hollywood Pictures 
Director: M. Night Shyamalan 
Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto 
Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Collette, Olivia Williams,  
Story: M. Night Shyamalan

Child Psychologist, Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is about to celebrate an award, he just received with her wife, when he get shot by one of his former patients (who suicides himself right then). Crowe blames himself for failing the patient and his career takes a downward fall from there as he alienates his life. Later he finds a chance to make up the guilt, when he run across a small boy, who displays same psychiatric symptoms his former patient did and this time Crowe is determined to set the things right.

The little boy has a secret, a secret, which he is not ready to share with even his mother. The secret is keeping him always scared, but he is not saying anything to anyone. Crowe has to figure out the reason, have to win the faith of the boy and when the boy speaks out of his silence, Crowe listens and so we viewers watch the magic happening with those magnificent words; something like never been said and never been watched on the screen before.

The boy reveals that he has a supernatural thing happening to him that he can see and talk to Ghosts. But unlike the way any adult could have dealt with this, the poor, innocent boy don’t know how to deal with this ‘gift’ and the scary images of those ghosts keep on frightening him. He has no option but to live with that. Now, Crowe finds his own responsibility to make the boy facing his gift and in this way, the revelation of the secret in a way gives meaning to their lives. Now together both of them need to find their reasons to be around this secret.

My words might not be that impressive, but the movie really is. Everything is so simple, but when you relate yourself with things happening on the screen, you come to know that you are watching something, which you have never seen before and will never seen. In my opinion, not the supernatural element, but the budding relationship with between the two and the surprising ending makes this film a legendary one.

Don’t miss to watch


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