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Unbreakable Reviews

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December 9, 2015
While the gimmick brought a satisfying sense of closure to The Sixth Sense, here it just feels muddled. It's as though Shyamalan had a sequel or two in mind but, sensing something was amiss, abruptly called them off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Interesting premise, but ultimately disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
November 10, 2010
Sequel talk often sparks because this unconventionally contemplative comic-book film is M. Night Shyamalan's only idea worth continuing -a patient, downbeat and thrillingly unpredictable drama that still stands today as Shyamalan's visionary masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A superhero origin story for an audience that appreciates human stories...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
With all these superlatives, how could Shyamalan so badly misjudge vital elements to the story? The melodramatic elements take away substantially from much of what could otherwise be hailed as a masterpiece.
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
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 16, 2008
The old magic fails to re-materialize, thanks to overwrought melodrama and contrived plot developments.
January 7, 2008
a little too pretentious but still good
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2007
Shyamalan takes us in close, picking up sad and angry whispers; his people almost never raise their voices.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
With Unbreakable , Mr. Shyamalan establishes himself as a distinctive auteur with a very personal style.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Shyamalan has already established his own personal stamp for his films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Whereas The Sixth Sense left audiences surprised but surprisingly comfortable, this more mature and ambitious movie preserves its ambiguities and keeps everyone guessing.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
Remarkable, dark, and surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2005
Un hommage fulgurant à la bande dessinée dont bon nombre des adaptations qui ont suivi auraient gagné à prendre comme exemple.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Unbreakable is an extraordinarily quiet movie. Impatient audience members will probably give up on the movie early, and they'll miss out.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 26, 2004
Shyamalan has a way to go before ascending to the level of Alfred Hitchcock, the uncontested master of psychological suspense, but he clearly wants to do so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
When was the last time a big budget Hollywood thriller (with Bruce Willis, no less) came off as understated?
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
It is filled with interesting choices from behind the camera, giving a sometimes skewed perspective of the world, and meaningful silences in the dialogue, reminiscent of Pinter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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