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: March 24, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2006
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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

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.

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

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

Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

If Stay Alive teaches us anything, it's that videogames and horror films do not 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.