Unbreakable Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
The big surprise ending of Unbreakable is what a disappointment it is.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Interesting premise, but ultimately disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2003
Might have made an interesting episode of the X-Files, but it fails as a full length movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
| Original Score: 5/10
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
The presence of pop culture refs via comics makes quite notable the absence of any humor or sense of fun, just as it makes its pretentions to deep meaning and self-importance all the more specious.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
The characters (especially Willis') are drab and uninteresting, and the story, even allowing for the supernatural overtones, is unconvincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
The dialogue has more pauses than a High School production of Samuel Beckett. And while that works up to a point, you find yourself wanting to grab the characters and shake them out of their introspective stupors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
A depressing, definitive case of a film that experiences in its third and final act what one could either call, charitably, a total loss of its convictions, or, less charitably, a total brain aneurysm.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Skip this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
It needs structure and it doesn't have it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
Sophistic morality disguised as pretentious comic-book entertainment.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
A potentially interesting idea deflated by the absurd proclamations of an arch screenplay and smothered under the ponderous gravity of M. Night Shyamalan's dreary direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Awful... an insult to my intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Unadulterated poppycock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Having hooked us, it leaves us looking for complexity where there is none.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Ponderous, pretentious and self-indulgent, it nonetheless puts Mr. Shyamalan's technical prowess on display. Still, you'll wonder if the pay-off was worth the journey.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Unbreakable is at once flagrantly absurd and stubbornly mournful.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
Far-fetched and utterly humorless.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
As slack and languid as The Sixth Sense was tense and deliberate.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Mind-bogglingly sophomoric.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 7, 2001
Karen Moline
Movieline
April 16, 2001
Smashing.

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
January 1, 2000
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
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