the sixth sense movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This exceedingly chilling, psychological and well-crafted thriller will be enjoyed by teens and adults. The Sixth Sense is an intense psychological thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan with brilliantly unexpected twists.


A child psychologist starts treating a young, frightened boy who communicates with unhappy spirits.

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Movie details

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Donnie Wahlberg, Trevor Morgan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Release Date (Australia): 7 October 1999
Runtime: 107 minutes/1h 47m
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish


Themes (M)

The film contains supernatural themes and horror themes, including a child being menaced by several ghosts. There is also a brief implied suicide scene and other thematic elements.

Violence (M)

The film contains depictions of large wounds and a man being shot, accompanied by blood detail.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains singular uses of the words “bulls**t” and “d**k”.

Nudity (G)

An obscured nude woman is viewed taking a shower.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for intense thematic material and violent images)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Sixth Sense is nowhere near being just a simply spine-chilling and extremely intelligent film of psychology, but it’s one where M. Night Shyamalan provides the most shocking twist for an ending. This psychological thriller that delivers touches of fear and mystery is truly enough to boggle with your mind for a solid 100 minutes, leaving you feeling like it’s the first real entry to the deep genre. There’s just so much treats in this movie, and the type of treats you’ll rarely ever encounter.

Compelling, heavy and outstandingly moving, The Sixth Sense follows a child psychologist who starts treating a young boy who happens to have a strange sixth sense. Haley Joel Osment’s talented child performance is masterful, staggering, deep and shockingly clever. Bruce Willis is also magnificent as a child psychologist, and Toni Collette executes a real concerned mother.

Seriously, these rare performances are so immensely realistic to the point where they’re absolutely insane! But the highlight of this effective thriller is definitely the well-constructed, phenomenally executed and utterly shocking twist ending with thrillingly suitable soundtrack. Rewatching the film, everything makes complete sense, but avoid spoilers at all costs. Also being a surprise for a lower rated thriller movie, M. Night Shyamalan often provides teens with some extremely scary moments, too.

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