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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Some people find this twisty and twisted psychological thriller arty and pretentious. I find it arty and provocative. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Visuals can't fill a spiritual vacuum, and Stay remains a pretty package that's empty on the inside. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's all very deep, but in a tricked-up, art-directed sort of way. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    If "The Sixth Sense" was a bad movie redeemed by its surprise ending, Marc Forster's Stay is a seemingly good movie leading to a devastating letdown. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    There's really not much of an audience for this picture. The movie demands that its viewers put the fragmented images and information together like an intellectual jigsaw puzzle, but it never gives those viewers a good reason to do so. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The ending is an explanation, but not a solution. For a solution we have to think back through the whole film, and now the visual style becomes a guide. It is an illustration of the way the materials of life can be shaped for the purposes of the moment. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Despite the actors, the visuals and Forster's directorial swagger, the movie lacks impact. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Stay is interesting, but it's hard to recommend to anyone but the small cadre of David Lynch devotees who will inhale anything with a whiff of similarity to their favorite auteur's scent. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Yet another variation on the theme of Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." If you've read the short story, you'll see where things are going in no time flat; if you haven't and want to be surprised, don't look it up. show more

  • 50

    A quarter of the way through the film, it’s all just too much. show more

  • May 27, 2009 coverdinrane
    Report This User

    Great movie! Beware its going to cause you to use some brain power, so if you're into mindless entertainment - look elsewhere! This is one of my favorites! Its a new age Jacob's Ladder in a way.

  • November 30, 2008 Sarah
    Report This User

    i caught the end of stay before i saw the whole thing through so I think that's why i understood it more.

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