Stay Reviews

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March 30, 2011
It is both straightforward and abstract, using cinematic tricks to put the audience in Sam/Henry's headspace. The result is a bit a sense of intentional vertigo that may cloud the films ultimately humanist point.
August 6, 2007
The effect is something indescribably cinematic, as the inner mechanics of the mind's eye are vividly translated onto the big screen. Beautiful, haunting and ultimately transcendent...
May 12, 2006
April 5, 2006
So often, I have seen films like this that try to walk the fine line between creativity and confusion. Director Marc Forster manages to walk that line with precision.
March 25, 2006
The technical virtues of the film may outstrip the content, but it's an entertaining film, nonetheless. You might want to stay around for this one.
March 21, 2006
Pretty to look at, tough to follow, and, ultimately, difficult to swallow, Stay certainly isn't a bad film ... but it sure as heck isn't one you'll be raving about anytime soon.
December 2, 2005
It's the type of film that, as soon as it was over, had me wishing it were out on DVD already so I could watch it again.
November 10, 2005
A psychological thriller in a category by itself.
November 2, 2005
OK, all you folks who loved the bizarre "Mulholland Drive" as much as I did. You're in for another mind-boggling, brain-teasing treat.
October 30, 2005
[R]edeems itself so tremendously in the end that the final five minutes more than make up for any doubts you might have had along the way...
October 29, 2005
Forster should be commended for attempting something as daunting as the overreaching Stay.
October 29, 2005
October 27, 2005
Perhaps the most challenging film released this year.
October 27, 2005
a far better movie than you'd think.
October 23, 2005
More of an abstract than trick, Stay is a satisfying examination.
October 22, 2005
It's rare that movies are made with such devotion to detail, even if the details are more frivolous than significant.
October 21, 2005
It demands you to keep thinking about it after its through with you.
October 21, 2005
Films like this don't allow you to anticipate what's coming, deciding to instead sneak into your body and astound you with the widest range of emotions
October 21, 2005
A richly detailed, fascinating, and insightful puzzle that should prompt many to go back for a second look
October 21, 2005
It's all very deep, but in a tricked-up, art-directed sort of way.
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