Stay Alive

Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 11 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. There's a fascinating and terrifying story to be told about Elizabeth Bathory, the dramatically depraved 17th century sadist known as the Blood Countess.....This ain't it.
  2. 38
    Always the way in horror flicks: These first scenes, when the characters are being tenderly established and the concept is still young, are the best.
  3. Here's a movie that tries to be a video game but is less entertaining than a vending machine.
  4. 30
    Stay Alive is death porn without the porn: Director William Brent Bell's pre-gore cutaways should enrage even those horror buffs for whom suspense is irrelevant, to say nothing of the fact that the movie's only real scare tactic is playing what sounds like a reverbed electric razor on the soundtrack.
  5. 30
    I never really expected something so utterly lame-brained. Though, the film is not as awful as I've heard, it's quite possibly the laziest script I've ever seen.
  6. Works better as unintentional comedy than horror.
  7. Reviewed by: James Dyer
    20
    A cool idea rapidly falls apart. A completely missed opportunity.
  8. 16
    A laughable would-be fright-fest that's as strikingly inept as a Boll movie, but nowhere near as much guilty fun.
  9. Videogames are no longer brainless, so why are videogame movies so slow to evolve?
  10. 12
    Stay Alive is D.O.A, a notion of an outline of a rough draft of a killer video-game flick.
  11. 0
    Stay Alive has none of the vicarious thrills of, say, "Konami: Silent Hill 2." It's barely even Pong unplugged.
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 13 out of 26
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    3
    Stay Alive did a better job then I thought it would but it left a whole lot of questions. One being why in the heck did an evil ghost womanStay Alive did a better job then I thought it would but it left a whole lot of questions. One being why in the heck did an evil ghost woman come back in the form of a video game to kill people? This is never even addressed apparently she just looked down from her tower and said "well all the young kids are into the videa games I guess thats as good a way to kill them as any" The other thing is at the end how the game imitates real life. I just can't believe malcom in the middle drops a crow bar in the game and it appears in life. Another problem with the movie is who the hell named these people? With great names like Hutch, October, Swink and Phineus. This group of friends had the worst parents ever. Another issue was the romance between Abby and Hutch. It seemed very forced and really stupid. The last problem was after the characters figured out that if they die in the game they die in real life they make the logical choice to just stop playing the game. So the movie comes out and just says "no, you stop I will just play for you. Yeah that will work" Through out the movie it seemed very forced and just hard to believe. Not the worst horror movie around but there are far better options out there to watch instead. Full Review »
  2. Apr 22, 2011
    1
    An unforgettably and unforgivably terrible film. It is completely laughable, and is a pathetic horror turn with a dimwitted plot, terribleAn unforgettably and unforgivably terrible film. It is completely laughable, and is a pathetic horror turn with a dimwitted plot, terrible acting and irritating direction. Full Review »
  3. Jan 30, 2016
    6
    The acting was not that bad and the original concept was interesting.The lack of blood and the fact that the movie is pretty boring at timesThe acting was not that bad and the original concept was interesting.The lack of blood and the fact that the movie is pretty boring at times just drag that movie down more than it should.Overall, it's a friday night movie to watch with friends and with low expectations. Full Review »