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5.0 out of 5 stars Stir of Echoes,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes (Special Edition) [Import] (DVD)One of the most under rated movies to be released!! LIke thrillers? you will love this movie that should have never been released to compete with the sixth sense...... not even close. Amazing acting genuinely one of the best thrillers I have seen and I have a movie collection of over 1000 titles so I have seen a few
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)Stir of Echoes is a good, supernatural thriller. It's above the other movies nowadays. Bacon is great.
4.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Bacon? Never seen him so good.,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)This is a very clever film. I was a bit skeptical both because of it's lack of popularity and the fact that Kevin Bacon is in it. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only is this is a great story, it is well put together with many good actors/actresses.
There's not much to say, other than: If you want a good, rare movie pick this. I warn you however that I'm not promising your liking it. Although with the right mindset, anyone can enjoy this film. Just remember: "Don't be afraid."
3.0 out of 5 stars Eerie and interesting... a good rental,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)A very watchable film that suffers from unfortunate timing of its release (so close to "Sixth Sense"). "Stir of Echoes" is based on a novel written long before "Sixth Sense" ever came out but this film will still be compared to the other due to obvious similarities and the fact the Bruce Willis film was seen by more people. Supernatural abilities involving interaction with the dead are central to the plot. This movie is pretty good and moves along rapidly but is not a must see by any means.
Rent it first. If you love this type of thing then maybe it's worth buying. Disclaimer: I don't own it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)
I rented this DVD after catching the beginning of this movie on TV. Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Erbe are a realistic couple - not overly attractive, they live in a gritty Chicago neighborhood and they like to party. During one party Kevin Bacon is hypnotized by his sister-in-law (played divinely by Illeana Douglas) and he starts seeing strange things. Quite convinced he is freaking out, he is haunted by the disturbing visions, until he finally embraces them and the pieces of the puzzle fall together and a neighborhood murder is solved. During the course of the film, it is also discovered his son has the gift.
This movie's best point is that it is scary without being gross-out gory, but the ending is kind of weird. The special features are decent enough and it holds up for repeated viewings.
5.0 out of 5 stars TASTY BACON,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)STIR OF ECHOES demonstrates just how far Kevin Bacon has grown as an actor. Hard to believe this is the same guy who started out in FRIDAY THE 13TH, FOOTLOOSE and other mindless fluff. In his recent MYSTIC RIVER, I'm sure the only reason he didn't get an Oscar nomination is because Tim Robbins did and they didn't wanna do both of them? Anyway, in this highly atmospheric and chilling thriller, Director David Koepp leads Bacon, Kathryn Erbe and cast on a psychic journey of really creepy proportions. Kevin's scenes in digging up his yard, his house and the past of a ghostly scepter are riveting. A chilling and worthwhile adaptation of Matheson's masterful work.
As far as SIXTH SENSE goes, the similarities are minimal and both are great movies.
5.0 out of 5 stars Does it hurt to be dead?,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)How freaky was that line?(Zachary David Cope)who plays the little boy as Jake,and Kevin Bacon gives one of his better Performances as he gets hypnotized and goes crazy it seemes but really leads to a murder which is spine-chilling to follow and makes you watch it until the end.So dig this one up and Enjoy!
4.0 out of 5 stars Very eeerie, so much better than 'The Sixth Sense',
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)You might wonder why people keep comparing this film to "The Sixth Sense". For starters, it came out at the same time. Secondly, it has a similar theme.
Kevin Bacon is outstanding in this film, quite possibly his best performance ever. He plays a loving husband with one child. One evening after experimenting with hypnotherapy, he acquires strange powers which allows him to see evil things that have occurred or are about to occur. This might sound far-fetched, but it really works, and does not deter from the quality of this script.
When I first saw this film, I became very spooked, and had to check that all the doors were locked. Films that can create this sort of eeeriness are few and far between, and worth a look. Even if you do not like being freaked out, watch it with the view to the fine performances. Watch with the lights on, if that helps.
A DVD which I highly recommend purchasing. Very happy to have it in my collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Better than the Sixth Sense,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)A lot of people dismissed this as a Sixth Sense wanna-be. I don't see the similarity, personally; true, both are about people who can see ghosts and try to help them uncover the truth behind their deaths, but so was Hamlet. "Stir of Echoes" is much edgier and darker than the "Sixth Sense"--and it really helps the movie shine because of it.
I guess one of the main reasons that I feel that "Echoes" is superior is because I feel it's more realistic in the sense that the ghost is angry over her death--and will resort to unscrupulous means to have her death avenged. The ghosts in the Sixth Sense, by comparison, were pretty stupid. And don't get me started on the entire "the ghost are just misunderstood" angle. If it's a ghost story, I like the ghost to be fairly pissed off; and "Stir of Echoes" certainly has that.
A really great movie that just didn't get enough fanfare.
5.0 out of 5 stars A View for a THRILL- pun intended,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes [Import] (DVD)Yes, I'm a nerd and here's my bad ass review:
Clever references to: The Exorist, Night of the Living Dead, DAWN of the Living Dead, Amityville Horror, The Shining, Poltergeist- and every other older Generations X-'ers Killer Nightmare Flick.
Added bonus? Kevin Bacon is so spectacularly yummy.
All of the elements are there: horror, drama, humor- it got so scary at a point that I had to turn it off, but again, I'm a nerdy loser.
HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND. HOLLA!
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