The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense ★★★★

“I see dead people.”

Part ghost story, part slow-burn drama, and all together a patiently delicate storytelling of the finest quality, Director Shyamalan had inevitably put forth an ingenious work of the ’90s. The screenplay is nigh-perfectly structured, and the atmosphere created for most scenes aptly serves its purpose—sometimes scary, often uneasy, the rest emotional.

Couple that with performances across the board, especially that of Toni Colette—who only had minimal screentime but manages to earn her an Oscar nomination—that are beyond doubt masterly directed and delivered. The brilliant car scene in particular had everyone in tears, I reckon.

While the final twist came to me as an I-knew-it moment, The Sixth Sense (1999) is found moving in all senses where it equally evokes a level of poignancy as it does controlled shivers.

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