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Six Degrees of Stir of Echoes,
This review is from: Stir of Echoes (DVD)
This movie was truly a surprise, and a victim of bad timing. It was eerie, suspensful, funny, and somewhat similar to and released around the same time as the Sixth Sense. The mammoth success of Sixth Sense truly wounded this film's potential.Kevin Bacon does a great job as playing a madman driving by those subliminal movie messages like "Dig". He opens up a pathway into the paranormal world after being placed into a hypnotic spell by Ileana Douglas(Fox's Action). From there he finds that he not the only one in his family with the "Shinning", yes the Shinning. Do you want to get sued lad! Sorry, Simpson's reference after he sees his son talking to "imaginary" dead friends as we all tended to do from time to time. While the movie was overshadowed by Sixth Sense it had more action, and moved at a faster pace. The only thing that Sixth sense had over the films was it's incredible ending. The movie would have you jumping one minute and laughing the next, but not in the predictable way most horror movies do. It was truly well done, and had a great sex scene where the wife wakes the husband(Bacon) for some loving. It's true in movies dreams can come true. Go see it or buy it either way you shouldn''t be disappointed unless you one of the people that likes to ruin a movie by saying that's a rip-off from Sixth Sense or that doesn't happen in the Sixth Sense. Also, look for the microwave burrito on the nightstand. I'm still not sure of the symbolism, but I'm sure it's something genious. Take care, go get it!
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Initial post: Oct 14, 2013 7:29:06 PM PDT
Stir of Echoes was written well in advance of The Sixth Sense which is why I suspect the Director of The Sixth Sense may have consciously or unconsciously "ripped off" the plot. You certainly won't be disappointed in Stir of Echoes, beautifully acted by all! You'll be truly amazed by the performance of the little boy (Jake) played by Zachary David Cope who, apparently, never acted before or after this film. Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas and Kevin Dunn are superb along with all the other supporting cast members. Fascinating story beautifully directed by David Koepp.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013 7:30:08 PM PDT
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Posted on Dec 28, 2014 6:06:44 PM PST
yeah this movie didn't get all the attention as sixth sense. imo stir of echoes was better
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