Unbreakable Reviews

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December 29, 2010
Interesting premise, but ultimately disappointing.
August 7, 2008
The characters (especially Willis') are drab and uninteresting, and the story, even allowing for the supernatural overtones, is unconvincing.
July 16, 2008
The old magic fails to re-materialize, thanks to overwrought melodrama and contrived plot developments.
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.
December 30, 2003
Might have made an interesting episode of the X-Files, but it fails as a full length movie.
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.
October 30, 2002
An oddly muted comic-book fable that treads a fine line between ridiculous and profound.
May 25, 2002
Once the kid points the gun at his father, 'Unbreakable' just gets worse and worse.
March 24, 2002
The gimmicks here break down, taking with them the fragile artifice of plausibility, authenticity, and emotional truth that Shyamalan has crafted.
March 5, 2002
Awful... an insult to my intelligence.
October 30, 2001
April 20, 2001
The trouble with the movie is its plot, which begins with a richly enigmatic aura, then becomes more silly and superficial with every new twist.
February 7, 2001
...a labored, shallow exercise in cheap thrills that is more interested in playing with the audience's mind than uncovering a decent, thought-provoking narrative.
February 7, 2001
Unhappily, Unbreakable's codes and moral lines are too familiar and too visible.
January 1, 2000
As slack and languid as The Sixth Sense was tense and deliberate.
January 1, 2000
A considerable emotional investment in comic book lore is required for that to make this glum, poky picture worth watching through to the final revelation.
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.
January 1, 2000
Fans of Willis and Jackson may well be disappointed by its foggy, pretentiousness texture.
January 1, 2000
Unbreakable is at once flagrantly absurd and stubbornly mournful.
January 1, 2000
As absorbing as much of it is, Unbreakable winds up as a mild disappointment.
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