Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy “sees dead people”. Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy (Cole) much to the dismay of his wife. Cole’s mom is at her wit’s end with what to do about her son’s increasing problems. Crowe is the boy’s only hope. —IMDb
Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan, known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born, American filmmaker and screenwriter, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending, (though only a third of his features actually do so). He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Shyamalan released his first film, Praying with Anger, in 1992 while he was a New York University student. His second movie, the major feature film Wide Awake, made in 1996 but not released until three years later, failed to find financial success.
Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999’s The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and nominated for six Academy Awards, including: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He followed The Sixth Sense by writing and directing Unbreakable, released in 2000, which received mixed reviews… read more
Any thoughts as to whether there's significance to the motif of child performers in this movie? You have the snobby kid who's in commercials, the school plays, the sick girl performing with hand puppets before a camcorder, and the ghost of Cole's grandma relaying a story of his mother's recital as a little girl. It seems obvious that there's an intent behind it but I'm not really sure why.
I wanna start by saying that had the twist not been spoiled for me countless times before seeing this film, I feel I would have appreciated it significantly more. That being said, I thought the film was good. Not great but good. Willis and Osment are absolutely incredible and the color scheme of this movie is pretty cool. Didn't feel too emotionally involved with any of them and none of it really scared me.
The Sixth Sense was a monster hit back in 1999, a deftly crafted ghost story with a kicker that was talked about by all and sundry, the box office bulged and the critics did rave. Nowadays you will… read review