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: November 22, 2000
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2001
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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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan's penchant for a deliberate narrative is certainly in full effect with Unbreakable...

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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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Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

Shyamalan is a brilliant filmmaker with a distinctive style, but he still needs substance.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Interesting premise, but ultimately disappointing.

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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.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

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

Nick Rogers

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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"Unbreakable," in my opinion, represents M. Night Shyamalan simultaneously at his best and worst. With an extremely slow burn building up to the… More
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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