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Stay Alive Reviews

March 7, 2007
There's a gothic backstory to all this, which makes no sense but looks pretty cool.
Top Critic
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.
March 30, 2006
Teen fodder like this isn't known for sophistication or storytelling depth, but the filmmakers seem to take the film's video-game theme as permission to eschew even the horror genre's exceedingly lenient minimums for characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
March 29, 2006
Videogames are no longer brainless, so why are videogame movies so slow to evolve?
Full Review | Original Score: D-
March 28, 2006
An anemic attempt to update the horror genre's imperiled-teens-meet-bloodletting-uber-fiend substratum.
March 28, 2006
It's unlikely that Stay Alive could ever have been a good movie in the traditional sense, but it might have been better if Bell and co-writer Matthew Peterman had done more to exploit their gaming premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 28, 2006
Perhaps the worst horror film to not have Uwe Boll's name in the credits.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 28, 2006
The star of Stay Alive is a cutting-edge video game, but the film still has hackneyed horror at its heart.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 28, 2006
A notion of an outline of a rough draft of a killer video-game flick.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
March 28, 2006
There's a fascinating and terrifying story to be told about Elizabeth Bathory, the dramatically depraved 17th century sadist known as the Blood Countess. This ain't it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 28, 2006
Maybe video games really do rot the mind.
March 28, 2006
Here's a movie that tries to be a video game but is less entertaining than a vending machine.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 28, 2006
This is a cool/potentially creepy idea only if you're in high school and goofing around with your friends at the movie theater. For everyone else, this isn't just a preposterous premise for a horror movie, it's a source of unintentional hilarity.
March 28, 2006
The hybrid of cyber antics and bayou creepiness doesn't quite jell, but it all ends bloodily, and in an efficient 85 minutes, too. I'm not complaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2006
Dead on arrival.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 24, 2006
What will terrify the audience very early on is the realization that there's better acting in the video game than on the big screen.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 24, 2006
Debuting director William Brent Bell, who wrote the script with producer Matthew Peterman, keeps the pace brisk and the pot bubbling.