2000 **** 102 mins.
It took me 18 years to finally watch this film, and I hate that. I remember when it came out, back in 2000. It came out right after M. Night Shyamalan's overwhelming success, The Sixth Sense, and I remember people not being very enthused about this at the time. They had been expecting more of the same, I guess, or a film where Shyamalan tries to "one-up" himself. Unbreakable is not that, at all, and I'm glad to say that it has gone on to have a cult fan following all its own, and it has come to be regarded as one of Shyamalan's best films. It's even sparked its own "universe," along with Split (2016) and Glass (2019). In this film, Bruce Willis plays the sole survivor of a train crash, who goes on to learn he can not get sick, and he can not get hurt. Meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson plays a man whose bones break very, very easily. They go on to become their own type of comic book characters, one the hero and the other the villain. It's truly a different kind of comic book movie, and it's very fascinating.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
Rated PG-13 for mature themes, some disturbing violent content, and a sexual reference.
Written and Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan