Unbreakable Reviews

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January 23, 2019
"Unbreakable" is likely to stand the test of time as long as stories about superheroes - or heroes in general - are still sought by scared, suffering human beings.
January 2, 2019
This compelling conundrum of a film marks the maturity of Sixth Sense director M Night Shyamalan as a distinctive, even remarkable filmmaker.
April 27, 2007
With Unbreakable , Mr. Shyamalan establishes himself as a distinctive auteur with a very personal style.
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.
January 22, 2002
Samuel L. Jackson plays a comic-book-art collector named Elijah, as in the prophet, and his stare could probably burn a hole through Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
June 4, 2001
Thrill-kill plots, cardboard characters and zap-pow editing are not for Shyamalan, who takes his good, thoughtful time to snare audiences in his dark web.
April 16, 2001
Shyamalan has shown himself to be an outstanding master of atmosphere and a riveting storyteller.
January 1, 2000
Unbreakable, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's dazzling reunion with Bruce Willis confirms he's one of the most brilliant filmmakers working today.
January 1, 2000
Unbreakable shows Shyamalan as a rapidly maturing filmmaker, taking risks and making them pay off.
January 1, 2000
During a conversation between an astonished doctor and a miraculously unscathed Dunne ... it's a measure of Shyamalan's restraint and his uncanny knack for storytelling.
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.
January 1, 2000
Shyamalan made the unfortunate but predictable choice of trying to bottle The Sixth Sense's lightning and reuse it.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
When it comes to explanations, Unbreakable flirts with mumbo jumbo.
January 1, 2000
Unbreakable is a compelling yarn.
January 1, 2000
What Unbreakable shows is Mr. Shyamalan's remarkable growth as a director.
January 1, 2000
Unbreakable is a film that begins with a train wreck and then, figuratively speaking, becomes one.
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.
January 1, 2000
Shyamalan is a brilliant filmmaker with a distinctive style, but he still needs substance.
January 1, 2000
Having hooked us, it leaves us looking for complexity where there is none.
January 1, 2000
Far-fetched and utterly humorless.
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