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The Sixth Sense Movie Review.

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When The Sixth Sense was released 14-years ago, we had already seen some major film releases at the time; Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace, Austin Powers the Spy Who Shagged Me and The Blair Witch Project; no matter what your opinion is on these amazing films, it’s still an experience you will never forget! Many of them were crowd splitting; you either love them or hate them.

The Blair Witch Project and The Sixth Sense are both horrors, but are very different in nature. The Blair Witch Project is designed to pull you in then scare the living socks off of you at the end! But the Sixth Sense is a psychological thriller that talks to you on such an emotional, psychological way that some big poignant dramas can only imagine! The director, M. Night Shyamalan takes advantage of the horror genre to subvert our expectations, we anticipate to be scared, and whilst screaming we are also touched by the truly sad events that happens to the main characters. It is incredibly rare to watch a thriller that makes you think and feel. The film is intelligent, well-acted, well-written and well-directed with a genuinely unexpected surprise twist that gives it the 4-star rating it definitely deserves.

The premise is that Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a psychologist in Philadelphia and opens up with him receiving an award for outstanding work in the field of child psychology. Crowe and his wife go upstairs to celebrate when they are interrupted by an old patient who has broken into their home proving Dr. Crowe is not always successful. Vincent Gray (Donnie Wahlberg) is still scarred from his childhood events and blames Crowe, shoots him, then turns on himself. After fading to black the next title shows ‘Next Fall’ with Malcolm sitting on a bench awai...

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...t reds nicely. Absolutely everything about the cinematography in this film is truly awe-inspiring; camera shots, camera angles, camera movement and lighting. Every single picture has such an astonishing point of detail that even something as elementary as the atmospheric condition or the semblance of a dress can make the picture even more astonishing. Editing is noteworthy, particularly the climax, which is captured perfectly. Although there is a little amount of CGI, when there finally is some, you are literally blown away by the level of realism. The music is haunting but not overly dramatic; in fact, most of the film is executed without any music at all. The music actually does add a layer of profundity that you just can’t achieve any other way. And Shyamalan directs the whole thing with a steady hand and is without a doubt, the best film of the twentieth-century.