The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) - Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score

39

Bearable

Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Dario Piana
Stars: Mike Vogel, Jaime Murray
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 28 out of 89 found boring (31.46%)

One-line Reviews (79)

It doesn't come close to Dark City, though, and large portions of it are just boring.

Besides not being very original, it's actually quite enjoyable.

The premise of this movie certainly seems intriguing, though the end result is less Twilight Zone than straight-up formula thriller.

My favorite bit was the end, (spoiler) where he still has the ability of the Harvesters (spoiler end), and my least favorite was the end as well, because it would've been lovely to see something else than that predictable ending.

The movie does get a wee bit on the cheesy side towards the end and I fee like there was some missed potential with this concept but it was definitely well worth the watch.

i thought the story was intriguing.

) The central characters are hardly given any development, cliché themes pop out of nowhere, and the villains wearing shiny shiny plastic clothes and makeup that gives them the "spacemen" suit image and "I'm a scrunched-up scary monster"...

Promising and Intriguing Beginning, Weak and Very Disappointing Explanation .

An entertaining tale of redemption...

The screen looked good, obviously a reasonable budget and they must have had some $$$ for those liverpool street locations but why waste all that if you haven't got your story together, if you've got major plot holes and a yarn that the actors can't deliver convincingly (I'm avoiding saying the actors were bad, but they were)Anyway I wish I hadn't wasted my time watching this, and my advice to you is don't do likewise.

' The 'new lives' for Ian were both creative and intriguing.

That's not to say Deaths doesn't have it's scary moments, including several scenes of intense gore and a rather short torture-porn sequence.

The thing is the acting which was not very good and some characters were very bad actors , the expressions were dull and not related to the situation ,the lead actor (Mike Vogel) was the only one that i think has done a good job.

Her acting technique seems to reflect study of cartoon baddies, or a fourth grader in a school play, every line was said with a cliché "I'm a sexy villain" purr, with a simpering smile on her face the whole time.

Lets put it like this: the matrix meets the predator meets Alien meets T-1000 meets your average everyday love movie meets hostel meets the saw meets lots of crap.. i don't know why I watched the whole movie, it started off quite interesting but turned pretty boring after about ten minutes which didn't change anymore throughout the movie.

The plot, at first, is vastly confusing and cryptic, as plots often are, and you begin to wonder how this whole thing will end.

Though, very rarely, repetitive works in film, the line delivery and overall acting was no where near strong enough to carry the plot the distance, so to speak.

I also loved the design of the creatures, and the scenes where Ian and his girlfriend are chased are both scary and exciting.

Any way, it is still good fun that eventually turns boring!

Intriguing.

Repetitive, Boring.

However, with all the possible avenues available to explore, this movie remained simple, dull, and ultimately predictable.

Also the music was generic and dull.

They were all predictable and unavoidable.

The last 25 minutes or so seemed that they ran out of ideas on how to tie up a thought out start with a decent ending, so they just went for a typical and somewhat predictable end.

As well, this sets up the really fun and thrilling finale which has a ton going for it as their torture methods are quiet fun from the pocking and prodding with needles to the gizmo strapped to his head and finally to the harvesting attempt on the young boy before finally getting the true measure needed to stop them and launches an attack on the others which is filled with great brawling and stalking throughout the hospital to give this some fine action and plenty of thrilling times.

I, for one, enjoyed it greatly.

There's a few things wrong with this one, starting with the film's central plot of the beings coming after him repeatedly and killing him, which is a thoroughly confusing call here that's never fully explained in here.

It almost got interesting in some parts but not really, it just bored and disappointed me like the rest of the after-dark films.

"The Deaths of Ian Stone" has a promising and intriguing beginning that recalls "Groundhog Day", "12:01" and "The Matrix", with the lead character awaking every day in a different reality after dying.

I hate my boring office job.

Ideas are cribbed from the likes of "Groundhog Day" and "The Matrix" (to name just two examples) for this deliberately repetitive horror film.

(3 out of 10 stars)The boring death of Ian Stone.

Overall this one was quite the enjoyable if confusing entry.

this film on the other hand DID scare me and it was very intense and creepy and it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Fascinating to the end.

Although the concept is not completely unheard of, it's executed pretty well, and Vogel (POSEIDON, CLOVERFIELD) makes an engaging lead as Ian.

don't waste your time on this, its really not worth it at all.. Gave it 3 stars for the rather "uncommon" idea and some of the effects, as I wrote before...

This was all good stuff up to a point, but when things start being explained, it all becomes a bit ho-hum.

Interesting at first but quickly becomes drawn out and repetitive.

Worth Watching .

I believe it is completely worth watching.

The first half, with the demises and the hinted-at explanations, is intriguing and I found the conclusion, where Stone prevails, oddly gratifying.

Jacob's Ladder is moving, smart, and incredibly intense, while Ian Stone is dull, not scary, and a huge time waster.

Engaging Characters and Good Pace .

Overall i thought it was a Very good film and I Highly recommend it.

The first half-hour sets up a terrific, confusing mystery, reminding of movies such as "Dark City", "Matrix", and even "Possible Worlds".

Overall, this movie had such great promise, thoroughly engaging the audience as Stone tries to uncover the reason behind his resurrections.

That's how TEDIOUS it is.

I saw the movie today and i really enjoyed it .

The visual quality of the movie is good and the effects aren't bad, acting decent, but the action itself is boring.

This is my second time watching the movie, and I liked it a lot more this time as I would have given it a 7/10 for my first viewing, but am now giving it a 9.5/10. It had a great fun script that switched a lot of things up within the plot making it enjoyable and keeping me on edge trying to figure out where it was going to go next.

I (like many, judging from a trawl of the reviews on here), had some high hopes for this film on the back of a rather intriguing blurb and a personal soft spot for (even mediocre) psychological thrillers.

there are no words to describe how bad this film is , a senseless argument, there isn't a clear history of where we are or where we go, never clearly explained who the hell is Ian Stone, or why it happens what it happens to his miserable and pointless life.

For the first half I was genuinely excited, on the edge of my seat, thinking, "This movie rocks!

The first half contained many genuinely scary sequences, and although the second portion of the movie seemed to get away from the horror genre a bit, it was still engrossing and exciting.

Some of the talkier sections are that boring.

Since the first few attacks are based on his sheer confusion over the situation while they taunt him for not being able to remember the truth which just causes even more confusion, while the later attempts to fill in the gaps are of little help in really understanding this.

That was kind of confusing.

The second half of the film feels a little more formulaic with some action thrown in as if to try and expand the 'climax.

Maybe it would lift and a compelling tale would unravel.

Tedious waste of time if you have a brain .

bad don't waste ur time .

It's dreadfully boring, unimaginative, absolutely one-dimensional and utterly devastating to your movie morning/afternoon/night/dawn (pick your choice).

Interesting premise but no story to tie it together.

It works well with the confusion and discovery his character is going through.

As mentioned, the movie had promise and an explanation for the strange, but the delivery is suspect, and unfortunately, quite boring.

And here was when i started getting bored...

What starts out as a decently promising horror-thriller quickly succumbs to tedious stalling in The Deaths Of Ian Stone.

It's a complete waste of your time and your money.

A ill special effects, bad actions, in short a complete and total waste of my time.

But The Deaths of Ian Stone wasted the premise, and became a very boring movie despite the tense build up.

The movie starts out very tedious and is confusing with its incessant repetitiveness, watching the main character die over and over again without any idea about what's going on.

It makes for an interesting first half, but when it should become even more intriguing, it suddenly turns into this rather trite message piece about using the positive power of love to defeat fear.

Don't waste your time.

I think it would've gotten rather boring if they kept the storyline of the first half going throughout the whole movie.

Just when I was feeling like horrorfest was borefest .

Jaime Murray, who plays Medea, does an okay job for what her character demands, which is being calm, charismatic and very monotone.

For that reason I would not call it a rip-off--more like a very creative collage of material, from an entirely unexpected mix of sources.