Unbreakable

Unbreakable

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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., [n.d.]
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Unbre 3558
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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readyrisa
Oct 03, 2017

Enjoyed and appreciated the additonal disc with all the making of footages. Awesome!

Franln Sep 25, 2017

I forgot how cool this movie is. I like the use of reflections by the cinematographer.

AL_TIEGAN Aug 30, 2017

Since M. Night Shyamalan is now continuing with this superhero movie series he created, I decided to go back and watch the first one.. I was extremely bored. The movie was really slow moving and there were too many long instances of no dialog with not a lot happening on the screen. However, the series has seemed to have gotten better with Split, so I may give Glass a try in 2019.

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greatflicks
Aug 12, 2017

I would suggest watching the additional disk prior to watching the movie. We watched after to be sure we understood the movie the way it was intended and enjoyed it. Again a movie you have to pay attention and do some thinking. I know that may be difficult for some but give it a try.

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Ernie3690
Apr 14, 2017

Unbreakable is one of M. Night Shyamalan's greatest works in my personal opinion. Many people do not like it, and I can understand that. For a "superhero" movie, it was quite slow, but I loved it. There is so much attention to detail. Light/shadows, color, framing, props or people in the foreground/background, and camera angles were well-thought out and makes for an excellent, intelligent story of an everyday man with incredible abilities. All the characters in this story are meant to be symbols that we can relate to in our own life, and that is what makes it an incredible movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 06, 2017

This movie has a great plot. A train crashes and 131 passengers die, leaving one person alive. If that doesn’t sound crazy enough, the survivor, David Dunn, exits the crash unscathed! How is that possible? Elijah Price, another character in the movie, seems to have some thoughts on this. If there is someone like him in the world, who is extremely fragile (he has osteogenesis imperfecta – a genetic disorder where the bones are extremely fragile), then there must be someone on the opposite side of the spectrum, who is completely “unbreakable”. This movie is not really for those who enjoy fast paced movies as it is fairly slow.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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franna
Nov 25, 2016

the 6th sense was a pretty cool movie. unique when it came out, but i've been disappointed with the rest of M night shamalyan's works. all just a little too weird for me, i guess.

in this one, it just seemed to move really slow. and bruce willis was a bit annoying actually.

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chriscoleman
Sep 01, 2016

This was director and writer M Night Shamalyan's homage to comic book heroes. David Dunn, unhappilly married father of one, takes a train for a job interview. On the way back it crashes and he is the sole survivor. Not a single broken bone. Just missing his shoes. The train is a mangled mess of debris. At the mass funeral of the victims, David finds a note on his windshield asking him if he's ever been sick a day in his life. He hasn't. And he has another secret. When he was in high school and in a terrible car accident, he lifted the car off of his girlfriend. The note leads him to Elijah, the owner of a comic book art gallery and the victim of osteogenesis imperfecta stage 4, e.g. "brittle bones". He's had over a hundred broken bones in his life. And he figured, after reading so many comic books, that it stood to reason if someone like him could be born, someone whose bones break so easily, then there must be his exact opposite, a man who was unbreakable. By the time he convinces David he's a real-life superhero, a murderer has broken into a family's home, killed the parents, and tied up the children. One of my all-time favorite movies. The setup is perfect, the casting is well done, the musical score is perfect, and the ending is perfect. It makes you believe in superheroes.

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JoaBiblio
Mar 15, 2016

Interesting movie but far (very far) from The Sixth Sense.
Disappointed.

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akirakato
Oct 13, 2015

This is a 2000 American neo-noir superhero drama directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
It is a kinda experimental drama to me---film version of comic-book story combined with the real world and comic-book world.
It tells the story of Philadelphia security guard David Dunn, who slowly discovers that he possesses superhuman powers.
Although this suspenseful film intrigues and engages you, taking you through unpredictable twists and turns along the way, the story doesn't really satisfy me at the end.
Screen captions reveal that David reported Elijah's actions to the police, and that Elijah was convicted of murder and terrorism, and committed to an institution for the criminally insane.
The director should've shown all those actions, instead of telling you through the captions.

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jgrnlees
Jun 22, 2011

Violence: Horrific accidents with massive casualties, extremely brittle bones break

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

This suspense thriller unfolds as the audience is introduced to David Dunn. Not only is he the sole survivor of a horrific train-crash that killed 131 people he doesn't have a scratch on him. Elijah Price is an obscure character who approaches Dunn with a seemingly far fetched theory behind it all.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

Elijah Price: Now that we know who you are... I know who I am. I'm not a mistake! It all makes sense. In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain's going to be? He's the exact opposite of the hero, and most time's they're friends, like you and me. I should've known way back when. You know why, David? Because of the kids. They called me Mr. Glass.

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