Stay Alive
Stay Alive (2006)

After the mysterious, brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of "Stay Alive," an ultra-realistic 3-D videogame based on the spine-chilling true story of a 17th century noblewoman, known… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 19, 2006
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55%



Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A by-the-numbers teen horror flick, Stay Alive fails to exploit its premise for any real scares.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

There's a gothic backstory to all this, which makes no sense but looks pretty cool.

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Videogames are no longer brainless, so why are videogame movies so slow to evolve?

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Brian Tallerico
UGO

One of those movies that thinks loud sounds and shaky cameras account for scares, and reminding of us of truly scary gaming experiences only amplifies its weaknesses.

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Time Out

... while its narrative style -- elliptical, fragmented, even eccentric at times -- is ambitious and imaginative, it sometimes makes for a loss of clarity and momentum.

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John Anderson
Variety

An anemic attempt to update the horror genre's imperiled-teens-meet-bloodletting-uber-fiend substratum.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

If Stay Alive teaches us anything, it's that videogames and horror films do not mix...at least in the same movie.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Teen fodder like this isn't known for sophistication or storytelling depth, but the filmmakers seem to take the film's video-game theme as permission to eschew even the horror genre's exceedingly lenient minimums for characterization.

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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle

It's unlikely that Stay Alive could ever have been a good movie in the traditional sense, but it might have been better if Bell and co-writer Matthew Peterman had done more to exploit their gaming premise.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a little needless brutality would've almost certainly elevated the proceedings, albeit temporarily...

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Matt Goodman
It's so bad it's good. Really entertaining. Frankie Muniz! Grade: B-
Wahida K
It is not a bad Movie but I wish the game they played in the Movie would have been made as well, it would have been fun.
Dead Angel
Creepy :O
Film Crazy
this is actually a pretty good horror its not exactly a great storyline and its not terrible its actually really worth a watch esppecially if your a horror fan… More
KJ Proulx
It's enjoyable, but when your watching it, you know that it's a bad movie!
Morgan Salem
Im given it 4 because it accually scared me! the whole movie i was on the edge of my seat wondering when would one of those creepy people pop up again.

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