The Sixth Sense Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Sixth Sense the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Creepy psycho thriller about a traumatized young boy who can communicate with the dead (this is not the film's big surprise). Failed child shrink Malcolm Crowe (Willis in an excellent subdued performance) takes on the case of 9-year-old Cole (a touching Osment, carrying the picture on frail shoulders), who's divorced mom, Lynn (Collette), is worried about her terrified son's nightmares and episodes of acting out. Well, if you saw dead people all the time, you'd be scared too. When Crowe (who's dealing with traumas of his own) finally believes Cole, it leads to a breakthrough and an unexpected twist on what's happened before.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Shrinks, Philadelphia, Childhood Visions, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins, Death & the Afterlife, School Daze, Single Parents, Top Grossing Films of 1999, Psychic Abilities, Elementary School/Junior High
M. Night Shyamalan
Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Donnie Wahlberg, Glenn Fitzgerald, Trevor Morgan, Mischa Barton, Bruce Norris
Tak Fujimoto
M. Night Shyamalan
James Newton Howard
Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Sam Mercer, Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Buena Vista


MTV Movie Awards 2000: Breakthrough Perf. (Osment); Broadcast Film Critics 1999: Breakthrough Perf. (Osment).

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