The Sixth Sense (1999) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 9

effects 7

editing 8

writing 8


4 out of 5 🐙


I’m not going to mention that Time magazine’s cover declaring M. Night Shyamalan the next Spielberg was a bit off. Unbreakable was ok. Signs was fine until the ridiculous end. The Village made that ridiculous end look good. And things just got worse from there. But this was his first and best film. I’m pretty gullible so I didn’t see the twist at the end. I can’t imagine anyone reading this doesn’t know what that famous twist is but I won’t say just in case. Haley Joel Osment and Bruce Willis play off each other very well and turn in excellent performances. And Toni Collette is…Toni Collette. She’s always amazing. It’s an investigative crime drama with a supernatural twist. But what a twist! It’s one of the best twists ever. It’s fun to go back and watch it after you know the twist. The same way with Fight Club. So even if you’ve seen it already, go treat yourself and watch it again.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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