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The Sixth Sense (bra/prt: Or Sixth Sense)[3][4][5][6] is an American film from 1999, of the genres drama and suspense, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.[4]

The plot revolves around Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled and isolated boy who hides a secret from those around him, and an equally upset child psychologist (Bruce Willis), who tries to help him. The film established Shyamalan as a screenwriter and director, and introduced his work to the film audience, most notably his affinity for the surprising ending.[7]

The film was nominated for an Oscar in six categories: best film, best director, best original script, best supporting actor (Osment), best supporting actress (Collette) and best editing.

Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a respected professional who agrees to deal with the case of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), an 8-year-old boy who has difficulty socializing at school and who claims to see « dead people ». Gradually, however, dr. Malcolm discovers that the case may be much more serious than he thought, bringing to light the events that led a former patient of his to suicide and the traumatic breakup of his marriage.[3][4][5]

Box office[editar | editar código-fonte]

The film was a box office success raising $ 672,806,292 with a budget of 40 million.[2] In the United States, it led the top of the audience for 6 weeks, still being the 2nd largest box office in 1999 in the country, behind only Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. In Brazil, the work was an absolute public leader, having led the ranking weekly for more than 2 months and bringing more than 4 million people to theaters, making it the movie that had the most viewers in 1999.[3]

With a spiritualist theme, the film was a box office success in Brazil, like others on the same theme.[8]

Critical response[editar | editar código-fonte]

After its release, Or Sixth Sense it was often considered one of the best films of 1999 by film critics and the American and international press; acclaim came mainly for Osment’s performance. In the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a « Fresh Certificate » and scored a score of 85%, based on comments from 150 critics, and scores a 7.6 out of 10. According to the site, the critical consensus of the film says: « Or Sixth Sense, by M. Night Shayamalan, is a winding ghost story in all the style of a classic Hollywood film, but [com] all the chills of a modern horror movie. « [9] No Metacritic, which assigns a weighted arithmetic average based on 100 reviews from critics mainstream, the film received an average score of 64 points based on 35 reviews, indicating « generally favorable reviews ».[10] The audience surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film an average score of « A- » on an A + to F scale.[11]

By voting by members of the organization Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the work was awarded the Nebula Award for Best Screenplay in 1999.[12] The scene where Cole encounters the ghost of a girl in his tent was positioned at number 71 of the 100 Scariest Moments in Cinema (in the original, 100 Scariest Movie Moments), do Bravo.[13]Or Sixth Sense was named the 89th best American film of all time in a survey by the American Film Institute in 2007,[14] besides being included in the 60th position of « 100 Anos … 100 Suspenses ».[15] The phrase « I see dead people » was ranked 44th in the « 100 Years … 100 Quotes in Movies », a list of the best cinematic quotes, and has become a popular catchphrase.[16]

Awards and nominations[editar | editar código-fonte]

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