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Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, this critically acclaimed film remains the #1 thriller of all time. Bruce Willis, in an outstanding and restrained performance, is Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a distinguished child psychologist haunted by his failure to help a former patient. When he meets Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a frightened, confused eight-year-old haunted by a profound secret, they begin a suspense-filled journey of discovery. With a riveting intensity you'll find thoroughly chilling and utterly unforgettable, the revelation of Cole's incredible sixth sense leads them both to mysterious and unforeseeable consequences in this powerful supernatural thriller.

Specifications

Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40162709
UPC 786936155853
UPC 14 00786936155853
Format DVD
Release Date 8/28/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Blockbuster
Essential Cinema
Ghosts
Supernatural
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note In M. Night Shyamalan's THE SIXTH SENSE, Bruce Willis plays Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a successful Philadelphia child psychologist who is haunted by the sudden reappearance and suicide of a former patient. Months later Dr. Crowe encounters Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, withdrawn young boy who bears a striking similarity to his earlier patient. Dr. Crowe is compelled to help Cole, not only for the boy's sake, but for his own redemption. As Dr. Crowe struggles to determine what torments Cole, he must also come to terms with his increasingly distant relationship to his wife (Olivia Williams). Meanwhile, Cole is unable to describe the horrible things he sees even to his worried mother (Toni Collette). The scene where Cole finally tells Dr. Crowe about his supernatural secret is one of the 1990s most quoted and well-known cinematic moments.^A gripping ghost story with a stunning finale, THE SIXTH SENSE became a surprise blockbuster shortly after its release. The film features Oscar-nominated performances by the startlingly intense Osment and the fiercely maternal Collette, as well as a subtle, subdued turn by Willis. Shyamalan directs his intriguing script with almost clinical precision, using carefully framed visuals to create the film's distinctly chilling atmosphere. On the strength of its pitch-perfect acting and direction, THE SIXTH SENSE has become the most successful thriller of all time.
Reviews
Variety "...Ominous..." p.33-4
Rolling Stone Ranked #10 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "...Hypnotically acted by Haley Joel Osment, Bruce Willis and Toni Colette..." 01/20/2000 p.63-4
Sight and Sound "...Exquisite performances..." 11/??/1999 p.55
Total Film "...This intelligent supernatural thriller confidently ventures into the murky territory of childhood and adult fears..." 06/01/2000 p.99
Box Office "...[An] exhilaratingly unexpected ending, which effectively breathes new life into all the previous proceedings..." 10/01/1999 p.59
USA Today "...Osment gives one of the decade's great child-actor performances in a demanding role....The filmmaker keeps upping the ante with surprises until the plot-twist beaut that concludes the picture..." 08/06/1999 p.10E
Los Angeles Times "...SIXTH SENSE is certainly a nervy film, one that director M Night Shyamalan has made so disarmingly eerie it's virtually guaranteed to rattle the most jaded of cages..." 08/06/1999 p.C10
Chicago Sun-Times "...THE SIXTH SENSE has a kind of calm, sneaky self-confidence that allows it to take us down a strange path, intriguingly..." 08/06/1999 p.32
Directors
M. Night Shyamalan
Actors
Haley Joel Osment
Bruce Willis
Cast & Crew
Olivia Williams - Actor
Toni Collette - Actor
Bruce Willis - Actor
Haley Joel Osment - Actor
Tak Fujimoto - Cinematographer
M. Night Shyamalan - Director
James Newton Howard - Musical Score
Kathleen Kennedy, et al. - Producer
Larry Fulton - Production Designer
M. Night Shyamalan - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 22819
UPC 00786936155853
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (2000) Haley Joel Osment, Nominee, Best Actor In A Supporting Role,Toni Colette, Nominee, Best Actress In A Supporting Role,M. Night Shyamalan, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen,Frank Marshall, et. al., Nominee, Best Picture,Andrew Mondshein, Nominee, Best Editing,Haley Joel Osment, Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,M. Night Shyamalan, Nominee, Best Director,Toni Collette, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2000) Haley Joel Osment, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture ,M. Night Shymalan, Nominee, Best Screenplay-Motion Picture,Haley Joel Osment, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,M. Night Shyamalan, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Cannes Film Festival (2003) The Sixth Sense, Winner, DVD Design Award
MTV Award (2000) Haley Joel Osment, Winner, Breakthrough Male Performance
People's Choice (2000) The Sixth Sense, Winner, Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture,The Sixth Sense, Winner, Favorite Motion Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource The Austin Chronicle
Review ...has the pleasant feel of Willis once again stretching his acting chops and taking a powder from the more traditional slam-bang shoot-'em-ups. Of course, it's not all that pleasant, seeing as how the film deals with the restless spirits of the dead, and, on a broader emotional plane, human loss... works best when it works its mournful magic alone, without fanfare, using only the flickering fear in Cole's gaze as it meets the compassion in Crowe's.
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Reviewer Marc Savlov
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Exceptional thriller about a dedicated child psychologist who faces his greatest challenge in reaching and understanding a young boy who spends his life paralyzed by fear, because he lives in a world of ghosts. Young Osment is extraordinarily good; the film is sinuous and creepy without being manipulative.
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ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Boxoffice Magazine
Review ...Audiences hoping for a bone-chilling horror-thriller will be disappointed by the fact that The Sixth Sense is more a drama with paranormal elements than a fright flick; the film seems to purposely avoid playing up the otherworldly aspects in an attempt to be a more sophisticated genre entry... the story manages to keep one's interest engaged all the way through to the exhilaratingly unexpected ending, which effectively breathes new life into all the previous proceedings.
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Reviewer Christine James
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review With his third feature effort, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has taken a huge step in the wrong direction. After showing great strides of maturity between his ineffective debut, Praying with Anger, and 1998's appealing Wide Awake, Shyamalan has backslided alarmingly with The Sixth Sense. While this picture shares many qualities with Wide Awake (a child protagonist, a central spiritual theme, and being set in Shyamalan's home city of Philadelphia), it's an inferior product. It is not well written, well acted, or well directed...The Sixth Sense is obviously an attempt by Bruce Willis to broaden his range. The actor, best known for action roles in films like Die Hard, has effectively explored a few dramatic parts in the past (most notably in In Country), but this may be the first time he has consciously attempted to essay a low-key persona. It doesn't work...There are undoubtedly those who will enjoy The Sixth Sense simply because of the spiritual angle, which tries to say something about the connection between this world and the next one. Today's society has an undeniable fascination with supernatural/pseudo-religious issues...But, unlike in movies such as What Dreams May Come, this motion picture is saddled with a murky, unimaginative vision. At its best, it's merely competent; at it's worst, it has a movie making-by-the-numbers feel.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "The Sixth Sense" isn't a thriller in the modern sense, but more of a ghost story of the sort that flourished years ago, when ordinary people glimpsed hidden dimensions...Bruce Willis often finds himself in fantasies and science fiction films. Perhaps he fits easily into them because he is so down to earth. He rarely seems ridiculous, even when everything else in the screen is absurd (see "Armageddon"), because he never over-reaches; he usually plays his characters flat and matter of fact. Here there is a poignancy in his bewilderment...Haley Joel Osment, his young co-star, is a very good actor in a film where his character possibly has more lines than anyone else. He's in most of the scenes, and he has to act in them--this isn't a role for a cute kid who can stand there and look solemn in reaction shots. There are fairly involved dialogue passages between Willis and Osment that require good timing, reactions and the ability to listen. Osment is more than equal to them. And although the tendency is to notice how good he is, not every adult actor can play heavy dramatic scenes with a kid and not seem to condescend (or, even worse, to be subtly coaching and leading him). Willis can. Those scenes give the movie its weight and make it as convincing as, under the circumstances, it can possibly be..."The Sixth Sense" has a kind of calm, sneaky self-confidence that allows it to take us down a strange path, intriguingly.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Willis,Bruce
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine ...exhilaratingly unexpected ending...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Exceptional thriller...Osment is extraordinarily good; the film is sinuous and creepy without being manipulative.
Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle ...brilliantly evocative visuals...
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer An unnerving and astonishing thriller.
Christine James, Box Office Magazine ...keep[s] one's interest engaged all the way through to the exhilaratingly unexpected ending...
Desson Thomson, The Washington Post The 11-year-old Osment evokes the boy's terror and awful predicament so memorably, you'll never forget him.
John Anderson, Los Angeles Times So disarmingly eerie it's virtually guaranteed to rattle the most jaded of cages.
Rod Dreher, New York Post [Osment] delivers what may be the greatest performance ever by a child actor.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer I haven't been so captivated, chilled and surprised by a movie in years.

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