Sixth Sense

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The Best Movie for 1999!!!

by on 1/18/2000

All I have to say is get this dvd!! Hands down the best movie I have seen in a very long time. Peace, Honkey

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Nice and intriguing, but...

by on 1/26/2000

The movie tends to LAG quite often... Not much to see or for them to show on screen but you must use your imagination as much as possible to see what's going on. Very importantly, pay real close attention to the begining of the movie or you will not understand the ending of it. I'd say it was OK but nothing to make you jump outta your seat...

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Malcolm crowe is a dedicated child psychologist who faces his greatest challenge when he meets a young boy who lives in a world populated by ghosts. Paralyzed by fear, the boy claims to be tormented by ghosts who demand his help from their otherworldly pain. Crowe may be the boy's only hope.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40132063
UPC 717951004925
UPC 14 00717951004925
Format DVD
Release Date 9/2/2012
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Willis,Bruce
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Name M. Night Shyamalan
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Cast & Crew
Bruce Willis - Actor
Haley Joel Osment - Actor
Olivia Williams - Actor
Toni Collette - Actor
Tak Fujimoto - Cinematographer
M. Night Shyamalan - Director
James Newton Howard - Musical Score
Kathleen Kennedy, et al. - Producer
M. Night Shyamalan - Writer
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
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. Given that the protagonist sees ghosts "all the time," writer/director M. Night Shyamalan (Wide Awake) could have taken the opportunity to jam-pack the film with fantastical figures from beyond the grave, each trying to recruit Cole's help in unresolved matters spanning the centuries. But viewers are privy to a scant few of his visions, and none are extremely eerie. However, 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.
Reviewer Christine James
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource The Austin Chronicle
Review It's all too easy to pigeonhole Bruce Willis into one of the many cookie-cutter action roles in which he made his name, but that precludes the fact that muscles or no muscles, this is a male Hollywood star who can act up a storm (and one who first came to prominence doing a darn good job of just that way back in his Moonlighting salad days)... The Sixth Sense 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... The Sixth Sense is, above all, a ghost story (in a summer movie season seemingly filled with them), but it remains a cut above by virtue of Shyamalan's quiet, stately direction and cinematographer Tak Fujimoto's brilliantly evocative visuals, which turn modern-day Philadelphia into a bleak, funereal wasteland. There's also a powerful, hackle-raising twist that Shyamalan tosses out at film's end that will have viewers re-evaluating everything that has come before, but at the heart of it, The Sixth Sense 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, French, Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Willis,Bruce
Label Buena Vista Home Video
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Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle ...brilliantly evocative visuals...
ABC-TV Bruce Willis has never been better!
Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine ...exhilaratingly unexpected ending...
Good Morning America The most involving, intelligent psychological thriller I've seen in a long time!
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Exceptional thriller...Osment is extraordinarily good; the film is sinuous and creepy without being manipulative.
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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