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6.1 out of 10

The Echo

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Overall 4

The very definition of 'slow burner'

bowmanblue, IMDb
28 August 2014
  • Summary: Actually, a 'slow burner' denotes something that takes a while to get going. Sadly, 'The Echo' goes so slowly through most of the film, that you're probably asleep by the time the last act (and by 'last act' I mean 'last few minutes') comes along (either that or turned it off). The film follows a man recently released from prison, who returns home to find all sorts of spooky goings on in his apartment.
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Overall 3

Is it over?

p-stepien, IMDb
18 June 2012
  • Summary: Bobby (Jesse Bradford), an ex-convict who served time for involuntary manslaughter, is released from prison and attempts to reclaim his life. Cut off by former friends and relatives the only person willing to reignite their acquaintance is Alyssa (Amelia Warner), Bobby's former girlfriend and reason for indictment. Bobby moves into his mother's apartment, who died when he was locked away.
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Overall 9

What if you refused to help a person in need…and paid for it in a more horrible way than you can comprehend?

Andy (murgaine@yahoo.com), IMDb
10 May 2010
  • Summary: ~As will be reviewed in the June 2010 issue of Twisted Dreams Magazine - Contains spoilers!~ Have you ever seen someone in need and offered to help? Or are you one of those people who passes people by and thinks, someone else will do it – don't get involved? What if your lack of involvement caused devastating circumstances to the victim? What if because of your refusal to help, they sought vengeance against you? Meet Bobby.
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Overall 4

So ghosts are morons who kill indiscriminately... What else is new.

fedor8, IMDb
17 March 2010
  • Summary: What was that ending all about? You wait and wait for something to finally happen, something that will make half-way any sense, something that will connect the rather flimsy-looking dots into something at least resembling logic but then... So the cop's wife is the killer? Did she beat the child? If so, who wounded her own arms? Herself? Did she and her cop husband both beat the girl? (Perhaps the director and the scriptwriter joined them in the beating...
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Overall 8
Value for money 8

User Review

katwoman61, Walmart
3 December 2009
  • Summary: I enjoyed the movie "echo" very much. I love scary movies, and this is one of the better one's that I've purchased.
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Overall 7

Go ahead, it's worth it!

pausebreak, IMDb
10 November 2009
  • Summary: I find it ridiculous that this movie didn't get a good release while the likes of Boogeyman, They, The Unborn, and countless other Asian film remakes did! This movie is worth your time, to say the least. I won't really say it's slow paced as things started the moment the lead character got in the apartment. But it definitely is boring if your concept of a horror movie is limited to gore and run-for-your-life scenes after every 5 minutes of dialogue.
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Overall 7

Some Genuine Creepiness In This One

Kashmirgrey, IMDb
4 November 2009
  • Summary: The Echo had a handful of scenes with an uncomfortable creepiness akin to classic J-Horror. Rarely do I reach for the remote anymore having experienced most every range of horror film out there, but this one seeped under my skin and had me on edge more than twice. And it is that sort of unsettling moodiness combined with frights you hafta' be paying attention to catch. You know, the kind where after they've come and gone you must back em up for a second take.
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Overall 6

Comes Alive Only in the Second Half

3 November 2009
  • Summary: Ever since I heard about it, I wanted to watch this American production of a Filipino horror film, with the same director (Yam Laranas) at the helm. However, when I heard it went straight to DVD instead of wide theatrical release, I knew I had to temper my expectations. The first half of this movie moves at a literal snail's pace. There was nothing much to establish, yet it certainly took its time.
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Overall 7

She Just Needed Someone to Help Her

Claudio Carvalho, IMDb
2 November 2009
  • Summary: Bobby Reynolds (Jesse Bradford) is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic in the Houston Auto Repair owned by the supportive Hector Rodriguez (Carlos Leon) and tries to rebuild his life. However, he is outcast and his former friends and neighbors do not want to talk to him.
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Overall 5

A Ghost Story

raymund salao, IMDb
6 October 2009
  • Summary: The ECHO is the Hollywood remake of the Filipino horror movie from director Yam Laranas entitled "Sigaw" which is also released in the international market with the similar title "The Echo" The story begins when a young ex-con comes home to the apartment where her mother who passed away, lived. He curiously tries to find out what happened to her and why she died. He discovers that the apartment he lives in is having strange occurrences.
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