Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. 40
    Buried deep inside this ponderous, repetitive psychological thriller is a fantastic half-hour "Twilight Zone" episode.
  2. 38
    An inferior product. It is not well written, well acted, or well directed.
  3. 30
    The biggest piece of supernatural hooey since estranged wife Demi Moore's "The Seventh Sign."
  4. 30
    Because the movie never fully engages us, it never quite manages to allay our queasiness about watching the boy's distress.
  5. Because it unfolds like a garish hybrid of Simon Birch and What Dreams May Come, with some horror-movie touches thrown in to keep us from nodding off, "The Sixth Sense" appears to have been concocted at exactly the moment Hollywood was betting on supernatural schmaltz.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 190 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. sLm
    Oct 5, 2012
    The mother practically made me break down in tears, and not to mention the awesome ending. Amazing film.
  2. Oct 16, 2011
    M. Night Shyamalan's "The SIxth Sense" is a masterfully created horror movie that, with solid care, actually scares you and tears you the same time. It's a great movie that will make you think throughout the whole time, especially with the shocking twist at the end. Full Review »
  3. ZabzK.
    Mar 3, 2006
    Bit boring. To predictable. Wont recommend it to anyone.We spent 3 lessons watching it, kept on falling asleep.