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Stir of Echoes Reviews

March 5, 2018
As the plot kicks in, the hysteria mounts and the explanations start coming, the tension starts to dissipate. Like Bacon's strenuous attempt to sound working class, the movie tries too hard.
December 10, 2007
[A] serious, atmospheric, character-driven supernatural drama.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The skillful shock cuts will make you jump out of your skin, but it's the digital visualisation of the ghostly Samantha which really makes the flesh crawl.
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Koepp relies almost entirely on the isolated shocking images, ignoring the human element at the center in favor of digitalized special effects and rapid-fire editing.
January 1, 2000
Stir of Echoes might have worked just fine a few decades ago, but it now seems too simply schematic to spook us as much as it wants to.
January 1, 2000
The kind of film that may give you pause the next time you walk into a dark room by yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Koepp keeps Stir of Echoes stirring for a good hour or so but is unable to sustain the mood throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The credibility quotient gets its biggest boost from Bacon's shrewdly detailed performance!
January 1, 2000
Star Kevin Bacon is at times wildly exciting, while Kathryn Erbe, playing his character's long-suffering wife, delivers an understated but terribly interesting performance.
January 1, 2000
It has enough smarts to scare us, Sixth Sense or not.
January 1, 2000
Stir of Echoes is studded with potent fright scenes and built on a rock-solid performance by the ever - dependable Kevin Bacon.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It offers a stir of an echo of horror, rather than the genuine cathartic article.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
When Stir of Echoes is focused on the supernatural, it is a scary and technically superior film. However, as it turns into a conventional thriller it becomes ordinary.
January 1, 2000
In a taut, grippingly intense performance, Bacon captures the frenetic torment of a man driven to extremes by forces he can't begin to fathom.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
David Koepp's second outing as director elevates the horror genre with a refreshing intelligence and humor.
January 1, 2000
The more we know, the less we care.
January 1, 2000
In the wake of The Sixth Sense, it's mostly the many weaknesses of Stir of Echoes that stand out while the movie's unfilled promises disappear like you-know-what.
January 1, 2000
The first two-thirds of the movie is engagingly spooky, more so than The Sixth Sense.
January 1, 2000
Stir of Echoes is a ghost story and a pretty darn good one.
January 1, 2000
Stir of Echoes gives a classic ghost story extra zip by insisting on the reality of the characters and their place.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Kevin Bacon stars in one of his best performances!
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Although it shares some basic plot points with Sixth Sense, it is more of a traditional thriller and plows some very different emotional areas.
January 1, 2000
After a compelling first half, the main echoes that this ghost yarn stirs up are of other movies.
January 1, 2000
Vibrant, unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Koepp has made an interesting but irrelevant parallel between the otherworld and movies.
January 1, 2000
Where The Sixth Sense makes you feel like you're enveloped in an atmosphere of the uncanny, Stir of Echoes makes you feel like you're being toyed with.
January 1, 2000
Stir of Echoes is much more down and dirty, and the thrills are more visceral.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4