The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense (1999)

In this chilling psychological thriller, eight-year-old Cole Sear is haunted by a dark secret: He is visited by ghosts. A helpless and reluctant channel, Cole is terrified by threatening visitations from those with unresolved problems who… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: M Night Shayamalan's The Sixth Sense is a twisty ghost story with all the style of a classical Hollywood picture, but all the chills of a modern horror flick.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

You leave slightly asquirm. You know it will linger. It becomes a clammy, chilly movie building toward a revelation that you cannot predict. As I say: I cannot tell you. You'd hate me if I did. I can only say, don't look now, but look sometime.

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Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com

Willis turns in a measured and understated performance.

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Bill Gallo
New Times

Beyond these startling apparitions, there's a surplus of mumbo-jumbo in here -- and some ludicrously false notes.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

So transparent is Osment as an actor, and so rare, that the pain on his face stabs you in the heart.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A delicate, emotionally attentive, but very scary ghost story.

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Margaret Pomeranz
sbs.com.au

It takes you on an intriguing, unsettling journey.

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David Edelstein
Slate

Osment's pinched, old-young face suggests an ancient's insight without an ancient's defenses -- a sensitivity so exquisitely morbid that you worry more for his emotional than physical well-being.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

I was not only surprised by the film's final twist, I wasn't even looking for one. I just thought I was watching a bad movie. The end doesn't quite redeem it, but it makes you think about what you've seen. That's a saving grace of some sort.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Dr Crowe gradually comes to believe that little Cole can indeed commune with the unquiet souls, who are reaching out to him for help. And, yes, the scenes where Cole does so can be very creepy indeed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
One of Bruce Willis' best, it was the first movie where i finally gathered that it's not just that people pay to see a movie that makes a film hot,… More
Wahida K
Suspense till the End. Though always having trouble prouncing the Directors name out. <i>*shakin head</i>
Chris Weber
No matter how much M. Night Shyamalan continues to go downhill, this will continue to hold up as a great film. Influenced by an old episode of the show… More
AJ Verser
A chilling, creepy, dramatic ghost story... with a twist at the end of course. Luckily this was Shyamalan's first film, otherwise it wouldn't have… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] It kills me to say it but I wasn't particularly scared by The Sixth Sense. I… More
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A child psychologist who is shot by a former patient he failed to help becomes obsessed with the case of a small boy who is exhibiting similar symptoms.… More

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