Stir of Echoes ★★★★

A thriller that uses tension instead of gore to create fear. It was hardly a box office smash, but the competition was more memorable that year. David Koepp directed this one with a steady hand and I found myself liking this film. Kevin Bacon's star power never hurts and he's certainly the standout.

Between Bacon's acting and the overall atmosphere I was impressed. There were a few twists here and there, but they weren't jarring. Were there any jump scares? Sure, but the film doesn't rely on them. In the end its effective as a thrilling mystery filled with tense moments throughout. This wasn't The Sixth Sense, but the acting was a little better in this one.

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