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UNBREAKABLE stars Bruce Willis as David Dunne, a Philadelphia security guard and the sole survivor of a disasterous train wreck. Not only is David still alive after the crash--he's completely unharmed. After this miraculous incident, he's contacted by the mysterious Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), a dealer of comic book art who seems to have the opposite physicality--his bones tend to snap like twigs. As Elijah attempts to help the reluctant hero realize his superhuman potential, David tries to make amends with his estranged wife (Robin Wright Penn) and son (Spencer Treat Clark).Following the runaway success of THE SIXTH SENSE, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan once again teams up with Willis for another bleak supernatural tale with a surprising finale. Although Willis and Jackson are excellent in their roles, the highlights of the film are Eduardo Serra's cinematography and Shyamalan's direction, which are eerily atmospheric and inventive--in certain sequences, for example, entire scenes are shot as reflections on glass. UNBREAKABLE is a superhero film at heart, but Shyamalan's somber aesthetic transforms it into something far more intriguing.
Edition: Vista Series 2-Disc Set
Number of Discs: 2
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Film Country: USA
Sound: Stereo Sound, Surround Sound, THX Sound
Display Format: Vista Series 2-Disc Set
"...All is revealed with a stealth that makes UNBREAKABLE the kind of movie that's talked about well after the credits roll..."
Box Office - Tim Cogshell (01/01/2001)
"...Somberly fantastic....Jackson gives a delicate and haunted performance." -- Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (01/05/2001)
"...Intriguing....UNBREAKABLE is likely to surprise you....Jackson is suitably uncanny..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Total Film - Dan Jolin (02/01/2001)
"...Unforgettable suspense sequences..."
Sight and Sound - Kim Newman (02/01/2001)
"...As quietly intriguing as THE SIXTH SENSE....An uncommonly absorbing movie..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (11/22/2000)
"...UNBREAKABLE shows Mr. Shyamalan's remarkable growth as a director....This is a superhero comic rendered as a haiku....Mr. Willis has the charisma to hold an audience....Mr. Jackson does wonders with his role..."
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell (11/22/2000)
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