The Sixth Sense

By Kyle Tien

Sept 10, 2016

The Sixth Sense is the story about a boy named Cole (Haley Joel Osment) who is troubled by a disturbing secret. He is helped by Doctor Crowe, (Bruce Willis) a child psychologist who is also unsettled by domestic concerns. Together, they must work figure out how to help Cole.

Widely considered M. Night Shyamalanís best movie, the Sixth Sense is a cultural phenomenon and rightfully so. This movie is filled with twists and turns that are really unlike any other movie. I will not give too much away right now because the best part of this movie is uncovering the mystery with Dr. Crowe, as he tries to figure out the mysterious interworking of Cole.

The things that I like about this movie are numerous. First off, the supernatural touch to the film keeps you wondering. The movie keeps on sprinkling clues to the audience that donít really say anything by themselves, but all make sense in the end. This movie was superbly crafted and as I said before, not many movies today take on the ghosts the way this movie does.

The other thing that I liked about this movie was the acting. Haley Joel Osment did a fantastic job of looking scared and wise. Most child actors are frankly horrible, and are unable to say lines genuinely. However Osment is able to pull off the look of terror and pain he feels in his life.

    The other great actor in this movie was Bruce Willis, who was able to rise again in a great movie.

    Now, there were some things that I didnít like about this movie. For one thing it had some pacing issues in the beginning. For the first third of the movie, we had to sit around and wait for Cole and Dr. Crowe to establish a relationship and tone. Nothing really thrilling about that.  However, if you wait until the end of the movie it will all be worth it.

    The thing that would make this movie better would be to start the movie sooner, by that I mean to skip the formalities of introducing the characters and get right to the ghost business. Besides that really, the movie was pretty great. This movie was awesome with every twist and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you as an 8.1 movie.