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  • Summary: After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law (Douglas) at a party, Chicago telephone lineman Tom Witzkey (Bacon) begins to see haunting visions of a murdered girl's ghost and struggles with his sanity when he realizes that he now has the power to see spirits.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
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  1. Stir of Echoes is much more down and dirty (than "The Sixth Sense"), and the thrills are more visceral.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    80
    It certainly has a place among the year's more accomplished productions.
  3. 75
    Kevin Bacon stars in one of his best performances.
  4. 70
    The conventional ghost-appeasement scenario isn't very suspenseful, which may be part of the reason it's so gripping.
  5. (Bacon's) most believable, heart-wrenching and charismatic lead performance in many years.
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    Needs less down-to-earth flavor and more unearthly force.
  7. All that suspense falls dead at its climax, which proves to be a bore. The absence of a surprise ending and the lackluster spooks make this one worth skipping. I'm going back to see "The Sixth Sense."

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  1. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    Kevin bacon gives us a great role and the movie is very intense. If you're looking for a spooky atmosphere and genuine chills this is the movie for you, very smart and chilling. Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    Stir of Echoes is a wonderful thriller with Kevin Bacon. The movie has a mystery that is really fun to try
    and figure out. The effects are
    great and the movie has some spooky scenes. The plot is complex
    and it is tough to figure out what will happen next in the movie. This is Kevin Bacon's best movie by
    far, A+.
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  3. Feb 17, 2013
    10
    Kevin Bacon give us a great performance Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2012
    9
    A 9 in its genre! The producers were somehow unlucky for, as many people have already observed, this movie was released a few weeks after Sixth Sense, which was unfortunate... because people were still talking about the latter. Quite frankly, I think this film is better than The Sixth Sense. It is definitely more frightening, more intense, and much more enjoyable than the other latter one...and Kevin Bacon is of course much, much better actor than Bruce Willis...Kevin is an A and Willis oh well a... B-? Anyway...my purpose is not criticising Willis, there I am going off track, but I merely wanted to share my views about the movie. In a few words: It is a classic! Eerie atmosphere, smart plot, good performances, gripping, believable...and well...you may have a situation like that just next door! ;) If you haven't watch it before, you should definitely do it. Think about this: This movie has no negative reviews, isn't that a great sign? Collapse

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