No surprise here: M. Night Shyamalan is the reigning master of gotcha! endings. His finale to The Sixth Sense (1999) was a once-in-a-generation seismic twist, and jaw-dropping plot turns followed in Unbreakable (2000), The Village (2004), and this year’s The Visit. “Night understands the perils of going to the well too often with a twist,” says Sixth Sense producer Barry Mendel. “But when the ending lends a scope to the movie and a sense of what it all adds up to, it’s brilliant.”
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