Sixth Sense

I see dead people

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * * * )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * * )

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Sixth Sense is easily one of the best movies of last year and definitely one of the great thrillers ever made. Bruce Willis does an excellent job playing someone who doesn't fire more bullets than he has lines in the movie for once. Actually, that is giving him a pretty hard time, he did do a great job in 12 Monkeys. Anyway, the real talent in Sixth Sense is Haley Joel Osment who plays the young Cole. He is easily the best child actor today and was completely believable the entire movie which is really rare when you consider the shlock of Edward Firlong in T2 or those brats in Jurassic Park. The movie itself covers just about every emotion you can capture in two hours. The characters are deep and very well thought out, especially Cole's mother a single mother who works two jobs and loves her son but can't help but get frustrated with her son. Watching her interactions with Cole is nothing short of heart breaking. The DVD is amazing considering it came from Disney. It includes a 1.85 to 1 16x9 transfer, an excellent Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, a slew of extras and a directors commentary with M. Knight Shamalam, the director of this excellent flick. My only problem with this movie was the fact that they force about five trailers on you on starting the DVD. In this user driven format, this is completely invasive. I even sent a letter to Disney and call others to speak their mind on this as well. The vast amount of work that they put into this DVD is still excellent, and the movie is certainly not one to be missed. Definitely check it out.