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Summer 2000

Unbreakable (2000) movie review

Inescapable Destiny

Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is highly breakable. He has a rare condition that makes his bones easily broken. He has lived his life with endless painful breaks and treatment. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the only survivor of a train crash. David has never been sick.

An aficionado of comic books, comic art and comic mythologies, Price becomes obsessed with the idea that somewhere there is an opposite to himself -- an Unbreakable Man.

What would you do if someone suggested that you were a superhero? How would your family react?

Movie poster, Unbreakable; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Unbreakable
Shattering cinemas soon.

From the imagination of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, Unbreakable is a gently moody story about a violent subject. We watch as Dunn's life unfolds. His marriage, his job, his view of himself, are all coloured by Price's theory.

A fascinating story, made stronger by the unified vision of having the same person write and direct, Unbreakable has great strength. Watch for Shyamalan's trademark use of red to indicate something or someone extraordinary.

Highly watchable.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 30 November 2000
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See also: The Sixth Sense; Signs; Lady in the Water; The Happening

Just the facts:

Title: Unbreakable (2000) (2000)
Written by: M. Night Shyamalan
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
running time: 106 mins

The Players: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn

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