The Sixth Sense

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Borderline dull to sit through, The Sixth Sense is actually rather interesting to think about afterward because of the revelation of its ending.
  2. At least tries to disturb us, rather than shock us or gross us out, and that is admirable. But it doesn't pull it off, and the movie is indicative of the trouble Hollywood has these days making that most frightening kind of movie -- the kind that lets the audience frighten itself.
  3. The thriller's best and worst features all stem from a highly unusual plot structure that builds to a genuinely startling conclusion.
  4. 50
    The flashy sensationalism of The Sixth Sense -- maybe the best thing about it -- is at war with its desire for contemplation.
  5. Complain all you want about Willis's posturing and the rabbit-in-the-hat ending (predicated as it is on a vast plothole), the film is still a rarity, a studio horror movie focused on a child's traumatic stress.
  6. Buried deep inside this ponderous, repetitive psychological thriller is a fantastic half-hour "Twilight Zone" episode.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 515 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 72
  2. Negative: 1 out of 72
  1. sLm
    Oct 5, 2012
    10
    The mother practically made me break down in tears, and not to mention the awesome ending. Amazing film.
  2. Oct 16, 2011
    9
    M. Night Shyamalan's "The SIxth Sense" is a masterfully created horror movie that, with solid care, actually scares you and tears you the sameM. 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. Aug 8, 2011
    10
    A unbelievably well thought out story balanced out with enough chills and shock as well as suspense for the audience to leave the theaterA unbelievably well thought out story balanced out with enough chills and shock as well as suspense for the audience to leave the theater completely satisfied. Full Review »