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Stay Alive Reviews

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March 24, 2007
One of those movies that thinks loud sounds and shaky cameras account for scares, and reminding of us of truly scary gaming experiences only amplifies its weaknesses.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2007
There's a gothic backstory to all this, which makes no sense but looks pretty cool.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
If Stay Alive teaches us anything, it's that videogames and horror films do not mix...at least in the same movie.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 17, 2006
...a little needless brutality would've almost certainly elevated the proceedings, albeit temporarily...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 17, 2006
Yeah, the plot sounds like utter nonsense, but it's fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 17, 2006
- Aspirante a Terror em Silent Hill (jogo e filme) que, repleto de clichês e personagens caricaturais, revela-se apenas cansativo e previsível.
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 12, 2006
...if the filmmakers could have dispensed with the actors and plot altogether, they might have had a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com
August 23, 2006
This movie has a nostalgic retro feel to it, like the old Universal horror movies that we now find very funny. But alas, where are all the drive-in theaters to show it in?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 29, 2006
Never has a title been more horribly at odds with the way you're actually going to feel while watching the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Dyer
Empire Magazine
July 28, 2006
A cool idea rapidly falls apart. A completely missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 27, 2006
Something of a disappointment and nowhere near as scary as The Ring, which it rips off shamelessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
July 4, 2006
Stuttering like a busted console, the film's lack of invention is only rivalled by a paucity of gore which will seem positively comical to gamers long since inured to cyberspace slaughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
... while its narrative style -- elliptical, fragmented, even eccentric at times -- is ambitious and imaginative, it sometimes makes for a loss of clarity and momentum.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 6, 2006
A lack of logic infects this film like a virus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
The dialogue seldom rises above the level of twaddle -- unspeakable in every sense of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 29, 2006
If any of these characters were halfway decent gamers (or even hackers), their problems would be solved
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 8, 2006
Implausibly tedious, Stay Alive has none of the vicarious thrills of, say, Konami's Silent Hill 2. It's barely even Pong unplugged.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 8, 2006
Never mind staying alive. You'd be doing well to simply stay awake through all 85 interminably inert minutes of Stay Alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
April 8, 2006
The filmmakers are so at a loss for fresh ways to shock that they even dredge up the twitchy, girl-with-hair-hanging-in-her-face trick from The Ring and The Grudge.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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