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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Works better as unintentional comedy than horror. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A passable horror-thriller for the young crowd, assuming a movie can lure them away from PlayStations. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Horror buffs looking for a novel twist on genre formulas should look elsewhere, but this body-count potboiler about a sinister video game and the poor dopes who make the mistake of playing it is the movie equivalent of junk food: It's not good, but it's predictable and even satisfying, in a low-expectations way. show more

  • 38
    Boston Globe

    Always the way in horror flicks: These first scenes, when the characters are being tenderly established and the concept is still young, are the best. show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Here's a movie that tries to be a video game but is less entertaining than a vending machine. show more

  • 12
    New York Post

    Stay Alive is D.O.A, a notion of an outline of a rough draft of a killer video-game flick. show more

  • 30
    Film Threat

    I never really expected something so utterly lame-brained. Though, the film is not as awful as I've heard, it's quite possibly the laziest script I've ever seen. show more

  • 20

    A cool idea rapidly falls apart. A completely missed opportunity. show more

  • NA
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Stay Alive has none of the vicarious thrills of, say, "Konami: Silent Hill 2." It's barely even Pong unplugged. show more

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