Marc Forster is another filmmaker that falls into the category of visual onanist, though his style has served him well in other works, here is almost irritating, besides the story doesn't help a bit.
A multicoloured, nice looking artsy cinematography (if only was handled with measure) and the acting are the only worthy departments.
Despite a somewhat flimsy conclusion, "Stay" is a well-acted, enigmatic mirage of a film. The versatile editing techniques employed here allow it seamless and free-flowing qualities while also jarring and occasionally uncomfortable ones. A fresh, affecting tale of survivor's guilt and solid psychological thriller fare.
***1/2. Swiss director Marc Forster likes puzzles. From his first film EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER on, he wants audiences to (re-)build a story with the clues or the pieces of scenes he sews together. This intellectual exercice could be rather easy as in FINDING NEVERLAND, everybody (at least, I hope so !) knowing in advance what to search. STAY is more difficult to solve, the solution being not so evident. Recommended.
i never thought that it would end like this & i really don't know if i like the movie OR not - but for sure it is a nice, suspenseful mystery-thriller..! but the end of the movie force me to rate the movie lower...
Simply put, one of the best films ever made despite having been ignored by audiences and film critics. It's an incredibly clever film with an extremely well thought-out execution and the way it was shot and edited, along with the marvelous soundtrack, make it a mesmerizing experience with great rewatch value.