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3.5
7,268 Ratings

The Sixth Sense

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
United States, 1999
Horror, Thriller, Drama

Synopsis

A boy who communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

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The Sixth Sense Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

BAFTA Awards

2000 | 3 nominations including: Best Film

Directors Guild of America

2000 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

2000 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Critics reviews

Viewed again 20 years later, M. Night Shyamalan’s stealth blockbuster has a lot going for it, starting with the director’s preternatural command of pacing, blocking, and tone (all superior to his tin ear for dialogue), and yet it’s unthinkable without Willis’s against-type casting and emotionally transparent acting.
January 18, 2019
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It felt like a series of disconnected, not-very-interesting incidents designed to pass the time until we got to the Big Twist that Bruce Willis’ child psychiatrist Dr. Malcolm Crowe was really a ghost who was visible only to Haley Joel Osment’s Cole Sear. True, belatedly learning that Crowe had been killed in the opening scene lent some of his odder interactions a retroactive poignancy. But on a pure story level, I found this underbaked.
January 16, 2017
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