Stir of Echoes
Stir of Echoes (1999)

In this supernatural thriller, Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) is a fairly typical working-class guy living in Chicago with his wife Maggie (Kathryn Erbe) and his son Jake (Zachary David Cope). One night at a party, Tom gets into a lively… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 10, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2001
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kevin Bacon's acting is so genuine that it's creepy and director David Keopp knows how to create true suspense.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

[A] serious, atmospheric, character-driven supernatural drama.

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Robert Horton

The first two-thirds of the movie is engagingly spooky, more so than The Sixth Sense.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a stylish, sporadically gripping thriller that boasts a number of undeniably tense sequences and interludes...

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Time Out

The skillful shock cuts will make you jump out of your skin, but it's the digital visualisation of the ghostly Samantha which really makes the flesh crawl.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Stir of Echoes gives a classic ghost story extra zip by insisting on the reality of the characters and their place.


Stir Of Echoes is a scary, intelligent ghost story and thriller.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It has enough smarts to scare us, Sixth Sense or not.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Stir of Echoes might have worked just fine a few decades ago, but it now seems too simply schematic to spook us as much as it wants to.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I did receive a few chills and some kicks from it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This supernatural thriller from David Koepp concerns Tom Witzky- a typical working class resident of Chicago just trying to live a decent life with his wife and… More
Sajin P A
With a promising start, the film seemed building up to something real good, only to completely fall apart in the final third.
paul sandberg
Any time a ghost story film involves someone who sees dead people the benchmark Sixth Sense always seems to enter the conversation. In Stir of Echoes you have… More
jay nixon
This contains okay performances but the plot is full of holes and the resolution is farfetched.
Alex roy
I had been wanting to watch Stir of Echoes for quite some time. Reading about on horror websites and praising the film, I knew I had to check out. Unfortunately… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
i dont know how many times ive rated this (thanks, flixster) but yea, this was my favorite treat of summer of '99