Notebook Reviews: UNBREAKABLE

4.5 out of 5 stars

M. Night Shyamalan – 2000 

Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan follows-up his masterful 1999 release The Sixth Sense with another first rate film. Unbreakable has a great cast and a great script, which make this an unmissable piece of cinema. Bruce Willis gives a nuanced performance in the lead role (Shyamalan knows how to get the best out of him) and Samuel L. Jackson is also strong in a supporting role. 

Admittedly, it’s not as good as The Sixth Sense (what could be?), Unbreakable is still a very strong film. The core concept of taking the super hero genre and updating it is a good one but this is played like a straight drama – and it’s all the better for it.