The Sixth Sense 1999

The Sixth Sense 1999, All You Want To Know & Watch Movie

Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, starts treating a young boy, Cole, who encounters dead people and convinces him to help them. In turn, Cole helps Malcolm reconcile with his estranged wife.

The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American psychological thriller film[2] written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It stars Bruce Willis as a child psychologist whose patient (Haley Joel Osment) claims he can see and talk to the dead.

Released by Buena Vista Pictures (through its Hollywood Pictures label) on August 6, 1999, critics praised its performances (particularly those of Willis, Osment, and Toni Collette), atmosphere, direction and twist ending. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Shyamalan, Best Supporting Actor for Osment, and Best Supporting Actress for Collette.[3] The film established Shyamalan as a predominant thriller screenwriter/director and introduced the cinema public to his traits, most notably his affinity for surprise endings.[4]

It was the second-highest-grossing film of 1999, making roughly $293 million in the US and $379 million in other markets.


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The Sixth Sense Reviews

“The Sixth Sense” isn’t a thriller in the modern sense, but more of a ghost story of the sort that flourished years ago, when ordinary people glimpsed hidden dimensions. It has long been believed that children are better than adults at seeing ghosts; the barriers of skepticism and disbelief are not yet in place. In this film, a small boy solemnly tells his psychologist, “I see dead people. They want me to do things for them.” He seems to be correct.

The psychologist is Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), who is shot one night in his home by an intruder, a man who had been his patient years earlier and believes he was wrongly treated. The man then turns the gun on himself. “The next fall,” as the subtitles tell us, we see Crowe mended in body but perhaps not in spirit, as he takes on a new case, a boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) who exhibits some of the same problems as the patient who shot at him. Maybe this time he can get it right.

The film shows us things adults do not see. When Cole’s mother (Toni Collette) leaves the kitchen for just a second and comes back in the room, all of the doors and drawers are open. At school, he tells his teacher “they used to hang people here.” When the teacher wonders how Cole could possibly know things like that, he helpfully tells him, “when you were a boy they called you Stuttering Stanley.” It is Crowe’s task to reach this boy and heal him, if healing is indeed what he needs.

Perhaps he is calling for help; he knows the Latin for “from out of the depths I cry into you, oh Lord!” Crowe doesn’t necessarily believe the boy’s stories, but Crowe himself is suffering, in part because his wife, once so close, now seems to be drifting into an affair and doesn’t seem to hear him when he talks to her. The boy tells him, “talk to her when she’s asleep.

That’s when she’ll hear you.” Using an “as if” approach to therapy, Crowe asks Cole, “What do you think the dead people are trying to tell you?” This is an excellent question, seldom asked in ghost stories, where the heroes are usually so egocentric they think the ghosts have gone to all the trouble of appearing simply so they can see them. Cole has some ideas. Crowe wonders whether the ideas aren’t sound even if there aren’t really ghosts.

Bruce Willis often finds himself in fantasies and science fiction films. Perhaps he fits easily into them because he is so down to earth. He rarely seems ridiculous, even when everything else in the screen is absurd (see “Armageddon”), because he never over-reaches; he usually plays his characters flat and matter of fact. Here there is a poignancy in his bewilderment. The film opens with the mayor presenting him with a citation, and that moment precisely marks the beginning of his professional decline. He goes down with a sort of doomed dignity.

Haley Joel Osment, his young co-star, is a very good actor in a film where his character possibly has more lines than anyone else. He’s in most of the scenes, and he has to act in them–this isn’t a role for a cute kid who can stand there and look solemn in reaction shots. There are fairly involved dialogue passages between Willis and Osment that require good timing, reactions and the ability to listen. Osment is more than equal to them.

And although the tendency is to notice how good he is, not every adult actor can play heavy dramatic scenes with a kid and not seem to condescend (or, even worse, to be subtly coaching and leading him). Willis can. Those scenes give the movie its weight and make it as convincing as, under the circumstances, it can possibly be.

I have to admit I was blind-sided by the ending. The solution to many of the film’s puzzlements is right there in plain view, and the movie hasn’t cheated, but the very boldness of the storytelling carried me right past the crucial hints and right through to the end of the film, where everything takes on an intriguing new dimension.

The film was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, whose previous film, “Wide Awake,” was also about a little boy with a supernatural touch; he mourned his dead grandfather, and demanded an explanation from God. I didn’t think that one worked. “The Sixth Sense” has a kind of calm, sneaky self-confidence that allows it to take us down a strange path, intriguingly.

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Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.


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The Sixth Sense (1999)

Rated PG-13 For Intense Thematic Material and Violent Images

106 minutes


Toni Collette as Lynn Sear

Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear

Bruce Willis as Malcolm Crowe

Olivia Williams as Anna Crowe

Donnie Wahlberg as Vincent Gray

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The Sixth Sense Plot

Philadelphia-based child psychologist Malcolm Crowe returns home with his wife, Anna, after having been honored for his work. Vincent Grey, a former patient Malcolm had treated for hallucinations, breaks into their house and accuses Malcolm of failing him before shooting Malcolm and then himself.

Months later, Malcolm begins working with Cole Sear, a 9-year-old boy who reminds him of Vincent. He feels he must help Cole to rectify his failure to help Vincent and reconcile with Anna, who has become distant and cold. Cole’s mother, Lynn, worries about his social skills, especially after seeing signs of physical harm.

At a birthday party, Cole is cornered by bullies who lock him in a cupboard, causing him to scream in terror before passing out. Following this incident, Cole finally confides to Malcolm that he sees ghosts walking around like the living, but they only see what they want to see and are unaware that they are dead.

Malcolm thinks Cole is delusional and considers dropping his case, but after listening to an audiotape from a session with Vincent, he hears a man tearfully begging for help in Spanish and realizes that the ghosts Cole sees are real. He suggests that Cole try to communicate with the ghosts and help them finish their business, to which Cole hesitantly agrees.

Cole awakens one night to discover a ghost girl vomiting. He finds out who she is and goes with Malcolm to the funeral reception at her home. Cole sneaks into the girl’s room, where she crawls out from under her bed and gives him a box containing a videotape, which he gives to her father. The tape reveals the girl’s step-mother poisoning her food, alerting her father to this and saving her younger sister from the same fate.

Before parting ways with Malcolm, Cole suggests that he try speaking to Anna while she is asleep to communicate better with her.

While stuck in traffic, Cole tells his mother his secret and says that someone died in an accident down the road. When Lynn does not believe him, Cole tells her his late grandmother visits him and describes how she saw Lynn in a dance performance when she was a child, giving details that he could not have known. Cole’s mother finally accepts the fact that her son has a special ability and tearfully embraces him.

Malcolm returns home to find Anna talking in her sleep, asking Malcolm why he left her, much to his confusion. When she suddenly drops Malcolm’s wedding ring, he notices that it is not on his finger. Recalling what Cole told him about dead people only seeing what they want to see and not knowing they are dead, Malcolm finally realizes he did not survive being shot by Vincent and has been dead while working with Cole. He quickly comes to terms with his death and tells Anna that he loves her. She bids him goodnight, indicating that she is now at peace and can move on. With his business finally complete, Malcolm’s spirit departs in a flash of light.


The Sixth Sense Box office

The Sixth Sense had a production budget of approximately $40 million (plus $25 million for prints and advertising). During its opening weekend, the film grossed $26.6 million, making it the largest August opening weekend, surpassing The Fugitive (1993).[23] It would go on to hold this record for two years until it was over taken by Rush Hour 2 in 2001.[24] The film spent five weeks as the number 1 film at the U.S. box office, becoming only the second film, after Titanic (1997), to have grossed more than $20 million each for five weekends.

With a total gross of $29.2 million, The Sixth Sense would hold the record for having the largest Labor Day weekend gross until 2007 when it was surpassed by Halloween.[26] During Labor Day, it made $6.3 million, making it the biggest September Monday gross, holding that record until it was beaten by It in 2017.[27] It earned $293,506,292 in the United States and Canada and a worldwide gross of $672,806,292, ranking it 74th on the list of worldwide box-office money earners as of May 2022 when adjusting for inflation.[28] Box Office Mojo estimates that the film sold over 57.5 million tickets in the US.[29]

In Europe, the film sold 37,124,510 tickets at the box office.[30] In the United Kingdom, it was given at first a limited release on nine screens, and entered at No. 8 before climbing up to No. 1 the next week with 430 theatres playing the film.[31][32] It had a record opening in the Netherlands.[33]


The Sixth Sense Critical Reception

The Sixth Sense received positive reviews;[34] Osment in particular was widely praised for his performance.[35] On the review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on reviews from 158 critics, with an average rating of 7.60/10. The site’s critical consensus reads: “M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense is a twisty ghost story with all the style of a classical Hollywood picture, but all the chills of a modern horror flick.”[36]

Metacritic rated it 64 out of 100 based on 35 reviews, meaning “generally favorable reviews”.[37] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A−” on an A+ to F scale.[38]

By vote of the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, The Sixth Sense was awarded the Nebula Award for Best Script during 1999.[39] The film was No. 71 on Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments, for the scene where Cole encounters a female ghost in his tent. It was named the 89th best American film of all time in a 2007 poll by the American Film Institute.

The line “I see dead people” from the film became a popular catchphrase after its release, scoring No. 44 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes.

The Sixth Sense also scored 60th place on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills, honoring America’s most “heart pounding movies”.


The Sixth Sense Accolades

The Sixth Sense has received numerous awards and nominations, with Academy Award nomination categories ranging from those honoring the film itself (Best Picture), to its writing, editing, and direction (Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Original Screenplay), to its cast’s performance (Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress). Especially lauded was the supporting role of actor Haley Joel Osment, whose nominations include an Academy Award,[40] a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award,[41] and a Golden Globe Award.[42]

Overall, The Sixth Sense was nominated for six Academy Awards and four British Academy Film Awards, but won none.[40][43] The film received three nominations from the People’s Choice Awards and won all of them, with lead actor Bruce Willis being honored for his role.[44] The Satellite Awards nominated the film in four categories, with awards being received for writing (M. Night Shyamalan) and editing (Andrew Mondshein).[45]

Supporting actress Toni Collette was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Satellite award for her role in the film.[40][45] James Newton Howard was honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for his composition of the music for the film.[46]

In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked the screenplay #50 on its list of 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written.[47]


The Sixth Sense Movie Info

Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable.

  • Rating: PG-13 (Violent Imagery|Intense Thematic Material)
  • Genre: Mystery & thriller
  • Original Language: English
  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Producer: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Barry Mendel
  • Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Release Date (Theaters):   Wide
  • Release Date (Streaming): 
  • Box Office (Gross USA): $293.5M
  • Runtime: 
  • Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures
  • Production Co: Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment
  • Sound Mix: Dolby SR, DTS, SDDS, Surround, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)


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