Film Screening 5th June, 2001

Poster for Unbreakable


8:00 PM, 5th June, 2001

  • M
  • 107 mins
  • 2000
  • M. Night Shyamalan
  • M. Night Shyamalan
  • Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

David Dunne (Willis) has never been sick in his life. Shortly after he survives a train wreck in which everyone else dies, he begins to realise that this may be just a little bit odd. The question was asked of him by Elijah Price (Jackson), who is at the other end of the spectrum - he's spent most of his life sick. Elijah leads Dunne into realising that he has a gift that shouldn't be kept for himself. This second film from writer/directory M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense) is an impressive follow up to a hugely successful first film. Like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable takes a common element of comic book fantasy (in this case, the invulnerable man), but treats it with a general sense of realism. The film is about the people, and what being invulnerable means for someone. The film is mostly slow paced, but builds itself up slowly, and in a compelling fashion.

This is a different film to The Sixth Sense, but it's certainly as good.

Robert Ewing