At the heart of the film is a truly terrifying idea, and director-writer Shyamalan - abetted by a brilliant performance from kid actor Haley Joel Osment...
Intense and genuinely haunting, this is compulsory viewing foranyone who loves to be spooked.
Buried inside this psychological thriller, which takes a brilliant turn in its last 15 minutes, is a fantastic half-hour Twilight Zone episode.
...the very boldness of the storytelling carried me right past the crucial hints and right through to the end of the film, where everything takes on an intriguing new dimension.
...is about ''X-Files''-ishly ''believable'' fears and coincidences, enjoys setting up ''X-Files''-ish moments of pleasurable anxiety.