out of 4
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The Sixth Sense
|*Also starring: ||Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Donnie Wahlberg, Mischa Barton||
Review by NicoleG
3½ stars out of 4
For those who have seen it: the contradictions:
never heard about ghosts that physically harm people, moreover hurting
a child because he is not helping them.......
How can Dr. Malcolm not realize in more than a year that the others
don't see him, has he never went shopping or to a cafe or whatever,
how is it possible that he lives in the same house with his wife and thinks
that she can see him while she never did? This is absolutely unbelievable.
Remember the other ghost films, I think there was one with Steve
Martin for example, in which the main character dies, becomes a ghost among
living people but needs something like five minutes to realize
that others don't see him. There are many other examples in the film history
apart from this.
If the dead girl Kyra filmed the woman that was poisoning her
and had kept the registration, why did she wait until after
death to inform her father about it?
Has Cole's mother never noticed that her son's photos had
something unusual in them before?
In a territory of dreams and nightmares a child psychiatrist
and one of his child patients share with us their secret.........
Be prepared for more than a couple of high-heart rated
moments.......the suspense is created in such a way that
you don't have time to realize that the next second
something will happen to make you bounce in your armchair.
This movie points at our innermost fears stemming from
childhood: the fear of the dead.
Haley Joel Osment acts wonderfully and is the center of
our attention evoking our maternal instinct, even if
some of us are not women. Memorable the sanctuary he
built to seek for protection against the spirits, his
visits to the cathedral and his invocation in latin :
De Profundis clamo ad te, domine. His performance is not
inferior than that of fully-recognized adult actors.
Bruce Willis' performance is certainly worthy of appreciation
as well as the actress who plays Cole's
mother - Toni Collette. Full credit to M. Night Shalaman as director, less
as script writer for the contradictions of the story
which sometimes forces a spectacular effect.
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