The Sixth Sense Reviews

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Film4
October 15, 2008
Classy, creepy and cunnningly constructed, Shyamalan's film offers melacholy pleasures and some genuinely effective scares. A quality Hollywood offering and a massive hit.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 31, 2007
A low-key triumph of mood and menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Mr. Willis gives a surprisingly quiet performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 26, 2007
M. Night Shyamalan neutralizes Willis's star presence with impressive plotting that's a fine excuse for the powerful atmosphere.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
An effectively understated and moodily engrossing ghost film with a surprisingly satisfying jolt at the end.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The screenplay, with its terrific scares and its amazing double-whammy at the end, is a grand achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A poignant study of the searing pain caused by loss, this all-too-human horror film provokes tears as well as fears.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Intelligence and substance in a summer horror flick? Who'd of thought it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
February 14, 2005
a good film that shows even better things that lie in the future
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...creepy and tender and moving
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
The Sixth Sense will convince you that spooky movies can be exciting, chilling, mysterious, and rewarding.
| Original Score: A-
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2004
Much more than a one-trick puzzle movie… the logic holds emotionally and narratively, and Shyamalan brings satisfying closure to all his characters and their sorrows.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 28, 2004
Elegantly shot, admirably acted, and well-scored... but when The Sixth Sense leaves the character-study path, its weaknesses and essential arrogance are most obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
Shyamalan relies on gradually charging the atmosphere until an electrifying ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
This disturbing thriller is distinguished by the moving performance of Haley Joel Osment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
It is the only film I've seen that gives you the creeps and the warm fuzzies all at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
February 4, 2003
Willis gives an excellent, understated, and compassionate performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
I'd like to say that writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is a stunning new voice and talent working in Hollywood today. Unfortunately, that pronouncement will have to wait for at least one more film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Intricate, intimate thriller is full of superb performances, deft direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
October 23, 2002
The Sixth Sense has more than simple ghoulish chills on its mind. Instead, it's a spooky mind game with a whopper of a twist at the end, a twist that, even when you think about it, makes perfect sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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