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