Although the career in the feature film of the Indo-American director M. Night Shyamalan (b. 1970) began in 1992, his rise to fame did not occur until 1999 with The Sixth Sense, his third and most remembered film and for which, on occasions, we see the dead. Since he filled theaters, the interest in his proposals from film analysts and spectators who love this art has never waned, and each one is received with expectation.
The fourteen that have been released so far have obtained, so far, a collection of almost 3,109 million dollars at the world box office, as well as a dozen well-deserved nominations at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs for The sixth sense, and another for The forest. But let’s see the ranking of all of them according to specialized critics and viewers.
The opinion of the specialized critics on the work of M. Night Shyamalan
The numbers collected by the Rotten Tomatoes section for professional critics, the most complete in this sense that can be found on the net, leaves the following order in M. Night Shyamalan’s films from best to worst:
The sixth sense (1999): average grade of 7.7 out of 10 in 158 reviews.Signs (2002): half of 6.8 on 235 reviews.Multiple (2017): half of 6.5 on 309 reviews.The protégé (2000): half of 6.3 on 174 reviews.The visit (2015): half of 5.9 on 230 reviews.Time (2021): half of 5.5 on 310 reviews.The Forest (2004): half of 5.5 on 219 reviews.Glass (2019): half of 5.2 in 403 reviews.The First Friends (1998): half of 5.1 in 33 reviews.The girl from the water (2006): half of 4.3 on 212 reviews.The Incident (2008): half of 4 on 186 reviews.After Earth (2013): half of 3.9 on 211 reviews.Airbender the Last Warrior (2010): half of 3 in 193 reviews.
No data on Praying with Anger (1992).
The opinion of Rotten Tomatoes moviegoers
We turn again to Rotten Tomatoes, but this time for the first ranking of M. Night Shyamalan movies according to the votes of its users:
The sixth Sense: average grade of 4.2 out of 5 with more than 250,000 votes.Multiple: half of 3.8 with more than 50,000 votes.The protégé: half of 3.8 with more than 250,000 votes.The first friends: half of 3.7 with more than 2,500 votes.Glass: half of 3.6 with more than 10,000 votes.Signs: half of 3.6 with more than 250,000 votes.The forest: half of 3.3 with more than 250,000 votes.Weather: half of 3.2 with more than 1,000 votes. The visit: half of 3.2 with more than 25,000 votes.The girl from the water: half of 3.1 with more than 25,000 votes.After earth: half of 2.8 with more than 100,000 votes.ANDl incident: half of 2.4 with more than 250,000 votes.Airbender, the last warrior: half of 2.3 with more than 100,000 votes.
No data on Praying with Anger.
The opinion of IMDb moviegoers
On the other hand, this is the information that IMDb also gives us about public tastes about the work of M. Night Shyamalan:
The sixth Sense: average grade of 8.1 out of 10 with 941,790 votes.Multiple: half of 7.3 with 454,850 votes.The protégé: half of 7.3 with 400,546 votes.Signs: half of 6.7 with 310,248 votes.Glass: half of 6.6 with 223,705 votes.The forest: half of 6.5 with 250,688 votes.The visit: half of 6.2 with 121,869 votes.The first friends: half of 5.9 with 4,122 votes.Weather: half of 5.8 with 31,304 votes.The girl from the water: half of 5.5 with 97,261 votes.The incident: half of 5 with 201,072 votes.After earth: half of 4.8 with 196,139 votes.Praying with Anger: half of 4.6 with 867 votes.Airbender, the last warrior: half of 4 with 158,144 votes.
The opinion of Filmaffinity moviegoers
And finally, here are the popular facts from Filmaffinity about M. Night Shyamalan:
The sixth Sense: average grade of 7.6 out of 10 with 160,225 votes.The protégé: half of 6.7 with 56,891 votes.Multiple: half of 6.6 with 42,527 votes.Glass: half of 6.2 with 22,395 votes.The forest: half of 5.9 with 107,148 votes.Signs: half of 5.9 with 55,142 votes.The visit: half of 5.9 with 26,373 votes.Weather: half of 5.8 with 6,659 votes.The girl from the water: half of 5.4 with 37,665 votes.The first friends: half of 5.4 with 372 votes.The incident: half of 5.1 with 43,001 votes.Praying with Anger: half 4.7 with 66 votes.Airbender, the last warrior: half of 4.2 with 19,118 votes.After earth: half of 4.2 with 28,974 votes.
Conclusions on the best and worst of M. Night Shyamalan
Both the specialized critics and the moviegoers of Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and Filmaffinity consider that The sixth sense is the best work by M. Night Shyamalan, precisely the one for which he became known. Similarly, both professional critics and viewers of Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb think that Airbender, the last warrior is the worst movie of this director, with After earth basically according to those who vote in Filmaffinity.
In addition, The protégé, Signs, The forest and Multiple are generally well valued, while The First Friends, The Visit and Time are in the middle of the rankings and Praying with Anger, The Water Girl and The Incident, in low positions.