Unbreakable

Unbreakable

DVD - 2000?
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After David Dunn emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor, and without a single scratch on him, he meets a mysterious, unsettling stranger who believes comic book heroes walk the earth. And his obsession with David will change David's life forever.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000?]
ISBN: 9780788826900
0788826905
Branch Call Number: FIC Unbre 6998ml 1
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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oPod
Oct 20, 2018

An interesting idea plays out in this slow paced and nuanced movie. However, the ending of the film is problematic. As soon as the the climatic twist is revealed it is instantly proceeded by an anticlimatic epilogue, the end. When the storyline is finally ripe for some meaningful arch nemeses action it is cut short by the entirely practical and rational actions of the hero, actions so boring that the movie doesnt even bother depicting it. Instead of a written epilogue if the described conclusion was acted out in cinematic form I would have been pleasantly bemused, as it would have been yet another unexepected twist. I would have awarded the film an additioanl star or two. Almost any alternative ending would have been better than the cut to epilogue ending. In the end the hero's practical nature undercuts his rash acts by demonstrating how he should have handled his previous vigilante act by simply reporting the crime to law enforcement instead of taking matters into his own hands. Ending aside, it's a smart and unique film. A well thoughout film, with an ending that would have benefited from the same amount of care put into the rest of the film.

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hopesandoval
Aug 02, 2018

This is an amazing superhero movie, without the special effects and costumes. An instant classic. I've seen this movie at least 3 or 4 times and am always amazed at the little details that I missed on prior viewings, and I just shake my head when I gain further insight into the artful psychology provided by the director. "I'm just an ordinary man," is a constant refrain we hear from Bruce Willis, but the son doesn't buy it. There is a simple "weight-bench-press " scene that lasts about 3 minutes and it provides more suspense than 2 hours of any Marvel Avenger Series film made in the last 10 years. I'm not a Samuel L. Jackson fan but I had to give the movie 5-Stars. I cringe when someone—probably a teen—calls it slow and boring. I think it's as good as any Hitchcock film. Pay attention to the details. This is not "Mad Max: Fury Road," and that's a good thing.

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Pen__
Jul 30, 2018

Very good
Classic comic book syle
Dark
Slow
Character driven
Stellar performances by all actors
Questions reality, perceptions, identity
nice twists in storyline

Themes
We all have a purpose
We all are discovering ourselves
We all have talents
Love
Morality
Pain
Frustration

Excellent camera work

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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.

ArapahoeTiegan 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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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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hopesandoval
Aug 01, 2018

I'm just an ordinary man.

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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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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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