Metacritic Movie Ratings
Stay Reviews

3.0

41

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    The ending is an explanation, but not a solution. For a solution we have to think back through the whole film, and now the visual style becomes a guide. It is an illustration of the way the materials of life can be shaped for the purposes of the moment.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Stay is interesting, but it's hard to recommend to anyone but the small cadre of David Lynch devotees who will inhale anything with a whiff of similarity to their favorite auteur's scent.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Wilmington

    Despite the actors, the visuals and Forster's directorial swagger, the movie lacks impact.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Eventually I gave up on meaning and began instead to study the profuse imagery -- and also the flat characters and anchorless performances.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    There's really not much of an audience for this picture. The movie demands that its viewers put the fragmented images and information together like an intellectual jigsaw puzzle, but it never gives those viewers a good reason to do so.

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