The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. Night Syamalan’s ‘The Sixth Sense’ can be considered on of the best in the horror thriller film genre, being arguably his best written and directed film, with the only contender being unbearable. The film is a suspensefull, perfectly faced together plots with spine-chilling horror elements that do not rely on tasteless jump scores. the leads all provide convincing performances without a single one standing out in a below standard level. Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, in particular can be singles out for their exceptional acting.

The movie starts with Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis), a child psychologist, returning home to his wife, Anna; having been honoured for his work. Just as they are celebrating , a man intrudes, claiming to be a former patient of Crowe’s who he had failed. Just as Crowe recognize him to be Vincent Grey, a patient he had indeed given up on solving. Grey shoot Crowe in the gut and kills himself. The movie then past forwards to Crowe treating his next patient, a nine year old boy by the name of Cole Sear( Haley Joel Osment), who suffers from acute anxiety and is generally socially awkward. Cole has perfect reason for his mental State problem as he posses the supernatural ability to see and communicate with the spirits/dead people, who walk around , thinking as if they were still alive and seeing what they want to see.

I will put forward right now, this movie barely has any polt or loopholes in it. It is truly astonishing how such a thought provoking concept is expressed to the fullest in just under two hours (102 minutes) without the viewers getting the least bit confused. Bruce Willis character of Malcom Crowe performed good.

Advaith Harikrishnan

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