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Unbreakable Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
February 9, 2013
| Original Score: B-
Nick Rogers
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

October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
January 7, 2008
a little too pretentious but still good
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
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
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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
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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
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 8, 2002
...the work of a movie-savvy intelligence who understands exactly what he's doing
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
I enjoyed the newer edition much more than last year's model.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Again, the director uses Bruce Willis as his leading man; again, he draws from the action-star icon an intense, low-key performance that is all about stillness and silent pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 12, 2002
Unbreakable lies in that nether space between atmospheric and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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