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Two-Disc Vista Series
Actors: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in a mind-shattering, suspense-filled thriller that stays with you long after the end of this riveting supernatural film. After David Dunn (Willis) emerges from a horrific train cras... more »
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David M. (KingofGarageSales) from FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Reviewed on 11/17/2017...
I don't recall being more disappointed in a movie. The adjectives "slow" and "plodding" immediately spring to mind; after about ten minutes I had to fast-forward through the numerous ten-second-instances it took Bruce Willis to turn his head (indicating, one supposes, the degree of ominousness of the sound he had just heard)or the thirty seconds--literally, by my watch--it took him to walk across a room in slow motion.
The movie's premise (that Willis is "unbreakable", having never suffered an injury or so much as a common cold despite having been in a car crash and a train derailment that left 475 dead, with him being the sole, unscratched, survivor) is not revealed until a third of the way into the movie.
And from that the denouement--that he has been in denial of the fact that, like the heroes in his son's comic books, he has super powers to spot hidden weapons on persons nearby and with no more than a casual brush with a stranger can immediately learn what horrible acts that person has committed.
Throughout the movie he has contact--and even befriends--the character played by Samuel L. Jackson, who is Willis antithesis: Born with a genetic defect, his bones shatter like glass with any fall, and he is secretly an archvillian who is responsible for the death of hundreds (a fact that Willis, despite his super powers, does not deduce until the last minutes of the film).
Described in three words, I found the movie to be: Slooow, plodding, and boring.
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Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
I just did not like this movie. Too much for me to handle.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Daniel W. from LANSING, MI
Reviewed on 10/10/2012...
To me, this is M. Nights best work. I didnt always think so. If you would have asked 2 years ago I would have said Signs (which I still love), but after repeated viewings this has firmly latched on to the top spot. What once seemed slow and boring, became a fascinating character study. Both Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson are wonderful in their roles. Willis effectively plays a man who, you can pretty much tell at first glance, has stopped living anywhere near what most people call a life. He is distant, quiet, and most of all, sad and lacking any purpose. After being the sole survivor of a train wreck, enter Jacksons character. This character is completely unlike anything Samuel L. has done before. Lots of vulnerableness in his character, and not just physically. He suggests some pretty outrageous stuff to Willis and Willis takes a hike, thinking the man crazy. After a while though, he starts to change his mind and believe. Its a story about lost people finding their true identities when they thought they were lost forever. I have probably already said too much, but the film does move along methodically, so some people will be bored. But I ask you to stick with it. It grows on you.
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Jerry S. from OCEANSIDE, CA
Reviewed on 3/25/2012...
GREAT! One of those movies that keeps you guessing to the end.
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
A great film...
CitiB | Texas | 04/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It takes a patient movie-goer to appreciate Unbreakable, and the movie was admittedly hampered by horrible advertising which marketed it as a supernatural thriller. Hell the pace here is slower than The Sixth Sense, which is saying more about it's "thriller" aspects than an entire paragraph could describe. Still, it's an emotional, dramatic journey and if you let yourself you can easily be captivated as it unfolds before you. The story is about Bruce Willis' character being, as the trailer and title suggest, Unbreakable. Samuel L. Jackson plays a man to whom life has dealt a bad hand, who's trying to show Bruce that there's more to him than he could possibly imagine. From there the movie delves into superhero theology that is even more brilliant in retrospect and subsequent viewings. Looking back, I truly believe this to be M. Night Shyamalan's best film thus far. From the writing to the direction, his attention to detail and wonderful timing is on magnificent display in this film.
Unbreakable is incredible."
Excellent movie, not as mainstream as "6th Sense"
Jack | Boston, MA United States | 06/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"when you were a kid, did you ever pretend you had super powers? or did you wish you had super powers? if so, this movie is definitely for you. the story is of a modern man (the bruce willis character) who, unbeknownst to him, has "super powers." it takes the a train wreck and the persistance of a fanatical comic book collector (samual l. jackson's character) to bring him to grips with his uncanny powers. what's so impressive about this movie is how we are made to understand the mental dilemmas of the main character, we feel him learning to accept that his powers are real, and just becasue he has them doesn't mean he has to be an unfalliable "superhero". the story is far from "campy," which is usually the case with this genre of movie. and, as usual, m. night shyamalan (writer of 6th sense) is once again able to throw his trademarked "curveball" at the end of the movie.however, don't assume that because you loved 6th sense, you'll love this movie... this movie got only moderate reviews at best, for one good reason: it wasn't targeted to a large audience like 6th sense. in the 6th sense, we had a kid as a main character, whom we all fell in love with, the relationship with his mother, and the dying relationship (pun intended) between the child psychologist and his wife, and the friendship between the kid and the psychologist. this appealed to a large audience, and especially helped to attract a female following. unbreakable has none of that. there is a kid -- the lead character's son -- but there's little character development. there's also no strong female character in this movie. no, this movie targets a different audience all together: basically, a male audience who may or may not have read comic books as kids, or always wished that they were superheros like batman or superman. overall, i personally loved this movie. but then, i'm part of the targeted audience (i used to pretend i was half-robot, half-human with super strength). i do indeed recommend this movie."
Better than The Sixth Sense!!
Mitch Weaver | Houston, TX | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"David Dunn ( Bruce Willis) is the sole survivor of a massive train wreck, and does not even suffer a single scratch. Elajah Price ( Samuel L Jackson)has a condition that leaves his bones extremely vulnerable to breaking and develops the nickname "Mr. Glass". He is also a comic book specialist. His theory is that comic book heroes walk the earth, and due to the recent events, Elajah suspects that David is one of them. The theory is based on the spectrum of life. At one end is Elajah who is incredibly weak and extremely vulnerable. At the other end is someone who is extremely strong and invulnerable. At first David refuses to believe. But Elajah soon convinces David to look into his past. David soon discovers that he has never been sick, never been injured, has exceptional strength, and possesses a unique gift that others don't.... M. Night Shyamalan made one of the most popular horror films in history with "The Sixth Sense". But in my opinion, "Unbreakable" is his best film and extremely underrated. While people often criticize this film for being too slow, and hard to understand, it still continues to be one of my favorite films. The fact that the films move slowly, is what gives the film its brilliance. The events unfold at a pace that really lets you soak in the story and what the characters are going through. The story succeeds on five different levels. The first being the trouble with David's job as a security guard and his fight to find his place in the world. The second is the trouble with his marriage, and David's relationship with his wife Audrey ( Robin Wright Penn).The third is the endless need to proove Elajah's theory wrong. The fourth is with David's son Joseph ( Spencer Treat Clark) and how he thinks his dad is a hero. The fifth being what David does with his life, after he finds the truth. All of these aspects are blended together beautifully to create a well rounded story. M. Night Shyamalan is also known for his endings. The ending to "Unbreakable" will blow you away and is extremely shocking! Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Robin Wright Penn are all spectacular in their roles. Each bring an important part to the story and are equally captivating. Finally, the camera work, set designs, and use of color are amazing, and really bring the story to life. The VISTA SERIES DVD however, might be the thing of all. The extras are out of this world. They really let you see the film in a whole new light. You get additional scenes, a behind the scenes documentary, and much much more. This is definately a must own"