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Stir of Echoes

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

  STIR OF ECHOES

 

 

Stir of Echoes stars Kevin Bacon, who plays Tom Witzky, a guy who gets more than he bargains for after being hypnotized for fun by his sister-in-law.

She accidentally opens the door to his mind, instead of making him open-minded. He sees terrifying visions.

Although it may seem similar to other films, it's well done and generates moments of sheer terror.

Good acting and direction are wasted as a fine, scary ghost story suffers from that most dreaded of all cliches--the predictable ending.

It's too bad, really, because the atmosphere is disquieting, and Kevin Bacon plays his character well.

But if you're expecting a satisfying film, this isn't it.

The movie kept my interest for the first hour with good acting, but then in the last half I felt the film became sloppy with reliance on profane dialogue, violence, and gore.

I thought this adult ghost story, Stir of Echoes, was clumsy at times and too conventional, and unconvincing with a predictable ending.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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