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The Sixth Sense (bra/prt: Or Sixth Sense) is an American film from 1999, of the genres drama and suspense, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
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.
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.
Box office[editar | editar código-fonte]
The film was a box office success raising $ 672,806,292 with a budget of 40 million. 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.
With a spiritualist theme, the film was a box office success in Brazil, like others on the same theme.
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. «  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 ». The audience surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film an average score of « A- » on an A + to F scale.
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. 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.Or Sixth Sense was named the 89th best American film of all time in a survey by the American Film Institute in 2007, besides being included in the 60th position of « 100 Anos … 100 Suspenses ». 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.
Awards and nominations[editar | editar código-fonte]