There’s certainly much to be said about how Old deals with the problems that plague its protagonists. Everyone’s ailment feels more like a story device than a real illness. The doctor, who suffers from Schizophrenia, exemplifies this. His condition has effectively turned him into a crazy killer. There is no subtlety or depth. He becomes insane and attempts to murder others. It seems cruel and archaic to portray a person with mental illness in this way, especially for such a seasoned director. IMDB
The finest movie plot twists are those that entirely change your perspective on a film after several viewings. That is something that the elderly do not do. Instead, I’ll be pondering how certain themes were mishandled and how ideas were crammed into the plot. Old but still worth a viewing if you’re familiar with M. Night Shyamalan’s schtick and even like a few of his films. The suspense and mystery element of it all is enough to keep you interested the entire time, though I suppose the secret is out if you’ve read this far into my review.