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Reviews: If I Stay (2014)

if_i_stayReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 4/30/15] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Un dramononón mal configurado, al que sólo lo salvan unas cuantas actuaciones.
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: One almost wishes for a sequel – “If I Stay 2: The Inevitable Resentment.”
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: As crippling as the shallow characterizations and lame dialogue are, they are actually less a problem than “If I Stay’s” reliance on voice-over narration and extensive flashbacks, two inherently uncinematic devices that demonstrate nothing so much as a failure of imagination.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Poignant and sensitive, it’s a tension-filled tearjerker which should satisfy its intended audience.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Honest, emotional teen melodrama with a great performance by Chloë Grace Moretz that serves as a beautiful metaphor for the choices that teen girls face.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: The lovely Chloë Grace Moretz, only 17 years old, is one of the few shining constants elevating this treacle, resisting any false, inauthentic notes and keeping the good will going for a while before the mawkish theatrics take over.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
    • Excerpt: This is a movie about love transcending, but not controlling. In a world where girls are told to take love as the end all, be all, If I Stay lets our heroine weigh her options and decide what’s best for her.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: One of the most nauseating, unashamed romantic dramas you’ll have seen in a long, long time
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Here’s an earnest teen drama filled with earnest performers reciting earnest dialogue and by the end it’s earnestly overwhelming. While If I Stay is considerably less offensive than The Fault in Our Stars, this year’s other really really serious young adult drama, it’s also pretty much a dud – for those outside of the target demographic, this one is an especially tough sit.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A teen soap opera [that] has all the authenticity of a project written for the CW network by Nicholas Sparks.
  • Kent Turner @ slj.com
Updated: July 7, 2015 — 4:43 pm

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