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The Sixth Sense (film review) *Contains Spoilers*


Film: The Sixth Sense
Year: 1999
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
About: A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG9AGf66tXM

My Review:
Having grown up with The Sixth Sense and it being one of the first ghost movies I had seen which scared me it did become a favourite of mine, however after not having seen it in a couple of years I gave it a watch to see if it still had the same effect on me.

The Sixth Sense is about a little boy named Cole who can communicate with the dead and starts to get help off of a child psychologist who is going through a rough time at home. With Cole wanting help on no longer being afraid of the ghosts in which he is seeing will the psychologist Malcolm be able to help Cole and get everything back on track with his wife?

I find that this film has incredible acting and no matter how many times I see this film I always jump and get rather creeped out at certain parts of the movie such as when Cole gets locked in the cupboard when at the children's party, the woman walking past the door which the audience finds out has slit her wrists and the little girl who is sick and looking for some help in order to save her little sister from her mother. With this getting to me every single time that I do watch this film it highlights how good the writing of this movie was but also that the soundtrack for this film was made brilliantly. I did think that it was good to show how the ghosts didn't know that they were dead and that Malcolm was dead after having been shot by a previous patient of his showing that he didn't understand what had happened to him but also able to help Cole and help one more person before he had to move on. Having the previous patient who did kill Malcolm also showing the same problem as Cole and was able to see ghosts really did highlight that it was hard for someone who didn't notice what was happening and not getting the right help could have pushed Cole over the edge and could have led to him having killed himself the same way in order to get away from the ghosts which haunted him. The Sixth Sense has a brilliant cast which does make this film a lot more believable and does keep the audience engaged with the movie all the way through, which is a bonus.

I would highly recommend this movie to those who are looking for a ghost movie and those who are after more of a thriller to watch. This is one of my favourite films from the 90's and one that has stayed with me my whole life and never gets old. I will definitely be seeing this again and is a film I always enjoy.

My Rating: 5/5 

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