Unbreakable
Unbreakable (2000)

Unbreakable is a riveting story shared by two men. David Dunn, a man from a blue-collar neighborhood in Philadelphia emerges unharmed as the sole survivor of a devastating train accident. Enter Elijah Price, a mysterious stranger who offers… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 26, 2001
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Critic Score
68%
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User Score
77%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a weaker ending, Unbreakable is not as a good as The Sixth Sense. However, it is a quietly suspenseful film that intrigues and engages, taking the audience through unpredictable twists and turns along the way.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

With Unbreakable , Mr. Shyamalan establishes himself as a distinctive auteur with a very personal style.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Interesting premise, but ultimately disappointing.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Whereas The Sixth Sense left audiences surprised but surprisingly comfortable, this more mature and ambitious movie preserves its ambiguities and keeps everyone guessing.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Unbreakable is a film that begins with a train wreck and then, figuratively speaking, becomes one.

Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

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.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

Unbreakable is as compellingly watchable, stylish and intriguing as its predecessor, its ending has almost the opposite effect on the overall picture.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A superhero origin story for an audience that appreciates human stories...

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Shyamalan displays an absolute control of his film and the type of story he wants to tell, making use of many elaborate long takes and camera movements to… More
paul oh
In cinema, you have films that appeal to the filmmakers and the audience. An artsy-fartsy movie usually appeals to the former while popcorn flicks appeals to… More
Red Lats
What if you were a superhero, but didn't even know it? That is the premise of Unbreakable, and it is quite interesting. Not as interesting as Sixth Sense… More
Wildaly M
M. Night Shyamalan's films tend to be miss or hits. This is more of a near hit as it tends to be a bit too slow and boring for my tastes. It's one of… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] The signature twist of M. Night Shyamalan in his super hero thriller Unbreakable is… More
Alex roy
M. Night Shyamalan follows up The Sixth Sense with Unbreakable, a pretty good thriller. Unbreakable was made back when Shyamalan made good films. This is a well… More

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