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Added by TrekMedic on 14 Feb 2019 02:07
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Ranking Shyamalan

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People who added this item 7163 Average listal rating (5100 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
The movie that brought him to national acclaim and STILL his best. They say "fool me once,.." and he's played the "hiding in plain sight" trope way too often and to his disadvantage, because this was the only movie where it worked well.

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People who added this item 2986 Average listal rating (2048 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Unbreakable (2000)
The common man as a super hero? Well, it WAS Bruce Willis,... This had such "franchise" potential, if only,...

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People who added this item 746 Average listal rating (549 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Split (2017)
Speaking of,...This was Shyamalan's chance at redemption. Finally rid of his "gotcha" obsession, this was a creepy movie with a great tie-in to the long-awaited "Unbreakable" sequel.

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People who added this item 3910 Average listal rating (2694 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Signs (2002)
Shyamalan took a bit of a different tack here: the blending of his brand of "gotcha" suspense movie and the restoration of a man's faith in God. It's biggest knock? Aliens trying to invade Earth, which is covered by water, and the aliens are afraid of it??

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People who added this item 3459 Average listal rating (2312 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Village (2004)
No, not the place John Drake, a/k/a Number 6, tried to escape in the 60s. This Village is where many of the world's idiots must have escaped from! The last time Shyamalan played his "gotcha" card and, at that point, everyone knew one was coming.

Hey, I think I've found the plot!!

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People who added this item 1903 Average listal rating (1285 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5
The Happening (2008)
Earth,...Mother Nature,...Gaia,...as an ECO-TERRORIST?? Who knew?

(Hey, this place is actually The "G" Lodge. It's a little breakfast and lunch diner on Route 23, just west of Valley Forge National Park. Decent food, good prices and lots of local color. I stop there when I teach at Montgomery County's Fire Academy)
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People who added this item 1338 Average listal rating (872 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Shyamalan's "fairy tale" movie. At this point, he'd pretty much used up all the capital he'd built up from "Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable" and was rapidly becoming persona non grata in Hollywood! and,..pssst, blink and you'll miss her, but my sister had a walk-on part in the pool party scene!

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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (231 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Glass (2019)
Due to the myriad of family medical issues, I haven't been able to see this one yet. I'll probably have to watch it when it hits Pay-Per-View

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