Unbreakable

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    A film that begins with a train wreck and then, figuratively speaking, becomes one.
  2. The story grows sillier as it goes along, culminating in a final switcheroo that's about as deep as the comic-book ideas that inspired the plot.
  3. 60
    The movie feels oddly undercooked and aimless.
  4. It would be foolish to deny that Unbreakable has scenes that make you jump, but without anything resonant to apply that skill to, the film has no option except squandering its technique.
  5. Newsweek
    Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    This time out, Shyamalan the writer lets Shyamalan the director down badly.
  6. Far-fetched and utterly humorless, with a literally tacked-on conclusion (yes, more text on the screen), the only thing that's surprising about Unbreakable is how lame it is.
  7. Reviewed by: Ray Pride
    50
    For its perilous ambitions, Unbreakable has to be admired, but any ending that succeeds only in pulling the rug out from under a credulous, trusting audience has to be laughed at and called out for the extravagant nonsense that it is.
  8. Even the surprise ending arrives with a thud and makes us wonder why Shyamalan didn't try something new instead of recycling his "Sixth Sense" recipe.
  9. A gloomy, preposterous psychological thriller.
  10. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Shyamalan's style is so exaggerated, with its long pauses and exacting rhythms of sound- vs.- silence, that it easily can engender eye-rolling and snickers.
  11. 50
    Soggy mysticism, nagging inconsistencies, and coarse horror-playbook jolts.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 318 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 64
  2. Negative: 12 out of 64
  1. Aug 8, 2011
    10
    This movie has many different elements but boring it's audience is not one of them. After a second viewing of the film one will see the trueThis movie has many different elements but boring it's audience is not one of them. After a second viewing of the film one will see the true masterpiece that is unbreakable Full Review »
  2. Jul 26, 2015
    7
    Commendable especially for the well written dialogue and the several long shots throughout. Unbreakable can be slow sometimes, but ultimatelyCommendable especially for the well written dialogue and the several long shots throughout. Unbreakable can be slow sometimes, but ultimately is a well acted and performed dramatic thriller. Full Review »
  3. Oct 12, 2013
    7
    Very good movie that can touch you and show you that a movie with a hero doesn't have to be dynamic, full of action and CGI with explodingVery good movie that can touch you and show you that a movie with a hero doesn't have to be dynamic, full of action and CGI with exploding cities. Its very relaxing, smooth and calm with a good ending. Full Review »