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A mysterious stranger offers a bizarre explanation as to why a man escaped a devastating train wreck without a single scratch -- an explanation that threatens to change his family and life forever.

Starring Bruce Willis, Robin Wright Penn, Samuel L Jackson...  View more >

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[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Nov 25, 2000
ZZZZZZZZZZZZ I found Unbreakable one of the most boring movies I've seen in a long time. I actually started falling asleep waiting for something interesting to happen. I've always enjoyed Bruce willis in his past movies but this one really takes him down.

Save your money and see a different movie if you want to be entertained. Anything will be a better choice. The movie ended with me thinking to myself, when is this going to start going somewhere?
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Nov 25, 2000
Slow start. Slow development. Abrupt and preposterous ending.

How two well established actors could lower themselves to such standards remains a mystery.

Even the attempts of getting the attention of the audience during what little action occurred in the movie was lame at best. I'd certainly recommend the large soda and popcorn, since going back for free refills won't cause you miss a thing.
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Nov 25, 2000
This movie is an incredible let down. Having expectations whether low or high, depending on how you liked 'The Sixth Sense", will kill you either way.

This movie is so off the wall and badly acted it's painful. The movie trailers make a viewer say "hmmmmmmmm", but the very beginning of this bad Batman vs the Riddler sets you up right away with what to expect. Not what I thought it would be, and certainly not what it could have been.

Two thumbs down, go see The Patriot again or something.
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Nov 27, 2000
SUCKS! Now that I got that out of the way....

I didn't really want to see this movie, but with hints of a supernatural/spiritual story line from the reviews, I thought it would be so so. I almost fell asleep. My boyfriend couldn't stop checking the time on his watch.

When it was all over I actually felt offended that someone would think that I would enjoy this movie. The best part: the comic book stats at the beginning of the movie. Having a few comic books myself, I was glad to see that comic books have not gone out of style with the onslaught of video games and that reading is still a popular pastime.

Don't waste your time. Don't even rent it.
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Nov 29, 2000
This movie was not good at all. I would not even waste my time renting it. A lot like The sixth sense.
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Dec 2, 2000

What a let down. I mean you think:

1. Bruce Willis- Most of his are great
2. Creator of "The Sixth Sense". What a great movie that was.
3. Mention of being invincable(Unbreakable).

And then POW ZOOM. Nothing!!

I mean how many time do we need to be shown that he can't be hurt.

Very Very Bad bad Movie. I was very mad. I waited a long time for this to come out.
[--- See Now! ---]by  
Dec 2, 2000
This movie is NOT The Sixth Sense. It's better though. Far better.

I can understand how a certain part of the population isn't going to like this movie, but my friend & I came out of this movie convinced that this is the best movie of the year.

If you are a person with no attention span, no love of dialog driving a movie, and only craving endless action...maybe this movie is not for you. Did The Sixth Sense have endless car chase scenes, explosions, and almost naked women parading across the screen? Of course not...and it was still a very good movie!

I will not do THIS movie an injustice and give away ANY of the plot, because that is the fun of this movie. All I have to say is, this movie was incredible...and leave you to make your own opionion as well. Just don't be fooled by others reviewing this movie...these are the type of people who probably need an explosion every 5 minutes in a movie, or they aren't satisfied....and probably a predictable, out of the box plot.
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  
Dec 5, 2000
Well, it wasn't as bad as some here have said, but it certainly wasn't as good as others I've seen. I like drama and dialog as much as the next person, but I found myself saying "Okay, okay! He can't get hurt, this other guy can - I got that, now get ON with the story already!

The story idea was an interesting one, though, and I thought the last half hour or so was very good. I just didn't need to be beat over the head with the main premise before something happened.

I'd say wait and rent it and save yourself a few dollars.
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Dec 10, 2000
What a disappointment! Bruce...baby...what happened? Where's the magic that made "The Sixth Sense" so entertaining?

Shame on you Bruce! Go to your room!
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  
Dec 17, 2000
This movie was average and not what I was expecting. It was still ok. Not a great movie however. Just-- average.
[--- See Now! ---]by  
Dec 29, 2000
Unbreakable was really well done. While the script moved slow at times - so did Sixth Sense and I hated that movie until the very last scenes.

Unbreakable, on the other hand, had wonderful cinematography and the script was believable. Going into this movie knowing nothing about it is the best way to go so you won't start making assumptions and ruining the movie for yourself. This movie was deep, thought provoking and believable. The actors did a wonderful job from start to finish.

I am going to pay full price to go see it again. I suggest you do the same and make the decision for yourself.
[--- See Now! ---]by  
Jan 1, 2001
Some people who see this movie will be let down, thinking that it will be "The Sixth Sense" all over again. IT IS NOT. Parts of "The Sixth Sense" were downright terrifying. "Unbreakable" builds up suspense, but never completely lets it all out, sending you out of the theater going over the storyline and pondering what was and wasn't real.

Fans of comic books will especially love this movie. References to comics throughout the movie help add to the effect of the utterly shocking ending.
Acting in this movie is great, as is the dialogue. Do NOT go to "Unbreakable" expecting an action-packed kill-fest. "Unbreakable" is an utterly mesmerizing story and dialogue-driven movie. Go see it!
[--- Stay Away! ---]by  
Jan 5, 2001
This movie was very long and boring. Just when you think something interesting is going to start happening you realize it's near the end of the movie and the last five minutes of the movie really was a complete let down.
Jan 22, 2001
Although it had the same writer and director as ‘The Sixth Sense’ in M Night Shyamalan. And, with Bruce Willis (Who, in my opinion is getting better and better as an accomplished actor) again starring. Unbreakable is simply not as good as ‘The Sixth Sense’ and, unfortunately, that is what most people are going to compare this movie with.

Personally I did enjoy it for the most part. It has an unusual storyline with a neat surprise at the end and it also has some interesting and thoughtful (For the viewer) scenes.

But. It IS a tad slow in parts, almost as if we, the audience, needed to be overly convinced of the strange circumstances ruling the life of David Dunn the central character………Or that Mr. Shyamalan simply ran out of ideas in a couple of places and spent the time repeating what he’d already shown us…….In any event, it’s still a decent movie and well worth renting or catching at the cinema with a discount ticket.

6/10 glenk@foxit.com.au (Feel free to contact me if you have any comments)
[--- Good ---]by  
Jan 31, 2001
Thoughtful films are now seemingly an endangered species in the Hollywood Juggernaut. The promising director, M. Night Shyamalan of "The Sixth Sense," attempts an ambitious piece of storytelling bringing together Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson whose onscreen chemistry was a proven success in the final installment of the "Die Hard" trilogy.

"Unbreakable" is a contemporary interpretation of the classic concept of Good versus Evil as defined in comic books. But instead of Brylcreemed Olympians with geometric jaws, sporting their underwear over their trousers, we are presented with bald stadium security guard David Dunn (Willis) who becomes the sole survivor of a locomotive accident. Stunned by his miraculous escape, he meets Elijah Price (Jackson), an eccentric and wealthy comic book dealer who implicitly believes that Dunn is the invulnerable superhero he has been searching for. Although Dunn is skeptical of Price's belief, he begins to question and test this audacious theory. Under the spiritual guidance of Price, Dunn eventually believes and embraces his proposed role in society. Our hero finally proves himself but only to discover the sinister intentions of his mentor.

"Unbreakable" addresses the thought-provoking issue of "identity" in our modern day society and of whether it gives true meaning to our everyday lives. Dunn is confronted with his larger than life identity which for the sake of his family, he had always refused to accept and Price¡¦s search for his own identity which is finally confirmed by the discovery of Dunn. In the film, Dunn and Price portray opposite poles of society: Dunn as the selfless under achieving hero and Price, as the tragically vengeful victim of society. Elijah Price (likely named because of the outspoken biblical prophet) represents a typical child growing up in inner city poverty with no role models and aspirations in his community. The intoxicating fantasy world of comic books was the sole source of his positive imagination and to little surprise, he grew up to be a wealthy and reclusive comic book dealer.

As a ardent comic book reader myself, I was sympathetic and intrigued by this character. Hysterically resembling Shaft with a chronic caffeine overdose, the out-of-place appearance of Price compliments the aesthetics the film. Wielding a glass cane, the character oozes eerie charm from all angles and I would have liked to see more of this character in the film.

In conclusion, "Unbreakable" was somewhat slow in the first half an hour due to the overstressing of Dunn's character, but the film manages to pick itself up, creating a Hitchcock-esque suspense which is reminiscent of "The Sixth Sense." Although many has commented that "Unbreakable" is an inferior version of ¡§The Sixth Sense¡¨, but comparing them is like comparing cornflakes to branflakes, with the only common point that both are cereals. I can assure you, watching "Unbreakable" is a few illuminating hours well spent.
Feb 15, 2001
A drama from the man behind "The Sixth Sense." The film tells of two people, one with doesn't break, played by Bruce Willis and one who does, played by Sammuel L. Jackson.

This is a powerful about people who are sad because they're powerful and those who are sad because they're not. "Unbreakable" also succeed in drawing comic books in to the story line.

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