Reviews by Matthew- reviews of movies, concerts, CD's, DVD's, books, and music. Revi<div id=

Reviews by Matthew Home Page

Stir of Echoes

Stir of Echoes


Title - Stir of Echoes
My Admission - $7.00
One Line Review - I sat up half the night scared outta my mind.


Review - Don't overlook this movie because it appears to be a smaller version of The Sixth Sense.  First of all The Sixth Sense is a pretty small movie and Stir of Echoes IS JUST AS GOOD; and The Sixth Sense didn't keep me up half the night, hearing noises, feeling drafts, and burying my face just enough so I couldn't see anything or anybody standing in my doorway.  Damn Spooky... I swear.

Kevin Bacon plays Tom Witzky, an average working man from Chicago. Works 40hours a week, recently rented a home in a good neighborhood, not allot of money but has a loving wife (played by Kathryn Erbe) and child (Zachary David Cope).  Kevin and his wife go to a local party and as the evening dies away Kevin is convinced to let his sister-in-law (Illeana Douglas) hypnotize him.  When he comes to, the shit hits the fan (I couldn't find a better way to say it).

Kevin quickly begins to have hallucinations that make little, if any sense and as you watch the movie you'll find yourself figuring them out at the same time Kevin does; that's cool.  Much like the acting in Blade Runner you get to watch the characters think.  I found a great connection with watching Kevin's wheels turn in synchronization with my own.

My complaints are minor.  David Keopp has adapted a winning script from source material written by Richard Matheson (the under known horror writer of "I Am Legend".  A film adapted to the screen as "The Omega Man".)  Keopp offers a story line or two that remain untended to with the films ending and considering the film runs only 94 minutes it woulda been nice to wrap up those ideas.  Nice, but not necessary.  In fact the best (or worst) things about my larger complaints are that they need to be there to protect the resolution.

Damned if you do...


Movie Information

MPAA Rating:  
Executive Producer:  
Running Time:  

Turn Down The Lights, Turn Up The Sound.

Matthew Gilbert © 1999-2015 All Rights Reserved

Get your own free subscription to this E-mailing.
Google Groups Subscribe to MovieReviewsbyMatthew
Browse Archives at

Please remember to add – - to your address book and check your SPAM or junk mail preference to allow E-mails from this address.

For privacy and respect of my E-mailing subscription recipients, I do not sell or trade E-mail addresses.
Reviews by Matthews icon    About Reviews by Matthew | Site Contents | Privacy Policy | Contact Reviews by Matthew | © 2004-2015 Body Tone Multimedia