Stay (2005) Synopsis
A professor attempts to keep one of his students from committing suicide.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The ending is an explanation, but not a solution. For a solution we have to think back through the whole film, and now the visual style...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Some people find this twisty and twisted psychological thriller arty and pretentious. I find it arty and provocative.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Despite the actors, the visuals and Forster's directorial swagger, the movie lacks impact.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's all very deep, but in a tricked-up, art-directed sort of way.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Stay is interesting, but it's hard to recommend to anyone but the small cadre of David Lynch devotees who will inhale anything with a whiff...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Eventually I gave up on meaning and began instead to study the profuse imagery -- and also the flat characters and anchorless performances.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There's really not much of an audience for this picture. The movie demands that its viewers put the fragmented images and information...
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If "The Sixth Sense" was a bad movie redeemed by its surprise ending, Marc Forster's Stay is a seemingly good movie leading to a...
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Neither thrilling nor psychological, but it's chicly shot and edited and is pretty much art-directed to death.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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Visuals can't fill a spiritual vacuum, and Stay remains a pretty package that's empty on the inside.
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Stay (2005) review

By stateofdenial
Seriously under rated film. On my top 10 list of favorite films....