An effectively understated and moodily engrossing ghost film with a surprisingly satisfying jolt at the end.
The screenplay, with its terrific scares and its amazing double-whammy at the end, is a grand achievement.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A poignant study of the searing pain caused by loss, this all-too-human horror film provokes tears as well as fears.
Intelligence and substance in a summer horror flick? Who'd of thought it.
| Original Score: B+
a good film that shows even better things that lie in the future
| Original Score: 6/10
...creepy and tender and moving
| Original Score: B
The Sixth Sense will convince you that spooky movies can be exciting, chilling, mysterious, and rewarding.
| Original Score: A-
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.
| Original Score: A-
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.
| Original Score: B-
Shyamalan relies on gradually charging the atmosphere until an electrifying ending.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This disturbing thriller is distinguished by the moving performance of Haley Joel Osment.
| Original Score: 3/4
It is the only film I've seen that gives you the creeps and the warm fuzzies all at the same time.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Willis gives an excellent, understated, and compassionate performance.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Intricate, intimate thriller is full of superb performances, deft direction.
| Original Score: 5/5
At its heart it is an intense, moving, thoughtful drama about the mysterious relationship between an exceptional little boy and a psychologist who wants to help him.
This is much more than a scary movie or a ghost story. It's a riveting psychological thriller about death and its manifestations.
If you enjoy ghost stories, don't miss this one.
M. Night Shyamalan é, ao lado dos irmãos Wachowski, uma das grandes revelações de 1999.
Watching a child prone to intense anxiety attacks and brutal peer teasing fall apart is not my idea of fun, but Shyamalan gets the job done.