In this tense tale of psychological terror, Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist whose new patient has a problem far outside his usual area of expertise. Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is six-years-old and claims to see the spirits of dead people all around him. It seems that Cole has psychic powers and can channel the ghosts of those who were troubled. Cole doesn't understand his powers, and he has little control over them; he's constantly terrified by what he sees, and Dr. Crowe is the only one with whom he feels he can share this secret. However, as the doctor digs deeper into Cole's strange powers, it leads to strange and unexpected consequences for both of them. M. Night Shyamalan, who wrote and directed the film, has a small role as Dr. Hill. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I watched this movie knowing that it had a surprise ending and was still shocked by the ending. I just had to watch it again (now that I knew the ending) to get an entirely different perspective on the story-line! Very clever and well put together.
I loved this movie. The little boy is outstanding in his part. Very good ending, I didn't have a clue. What a good message that "the ghosts just wanted him to help them". And when he started helping them they didn't scare him anymore.
Absolutely fantastic. That's all I can say b/c, as the first reviewer said, this movie doesn't have many reviews because it's so wonderful that no one can write a negative review, and too many "love it" reviews are just redundent.
Well let me tell you, the first time I saw this movie was a shocker when it came to the end. It's one of those though, after you see it once it kids looses it's luster.. but then again, it seems that M. Night has kept that pattern of events at least constant with all of his movies :). I have watched it though more than once just to "get it".. since after the first time one see's it, you are DEFINATELY going to have questions afterwards and can't really help but watch it again just to see.. and every time I have watched it since the first time, I admit, I notice something different each time that fit's the puzzle more and more into place. That's the fun with this movie. It's really good and I was really impressed with Haley Joel Osments performance in this. I think he did an excellent job in playing the part! This is a sure fit movie though to keep you on your toes and to keep you guessing even at the end!
Hands down the creepiest movie I've ever seen. I lost count of the spine-tingles the first time I saw it and the ending made my heart stop. Absolutely STOP! Then I couldn't get it off my mind for days, weeks even. And my 11-year-old niece had the nerve recently to tell me it wasn't scary at all. So how should I dispose of her body? Just kidding! LOL But that brings up an interesting point---this movie is probably a lot scarier (more disturbing) to adults than to kids because there are no monsters, no overt special effects, and no over-the-top acting, just true-to-life realism turned inside out.