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After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's too safe, too knotty, too wastefully handsome, too dull."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Stoker is a cunning exercise in transgression. But one can't help but wonder what kind of film Park might have made if he'd had the full creative control to which he's accustomed in Korea."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Enthralling and tremendously entertaining."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"I saw the blood but not the beauty or the growth."
‑ Damien Straker, Impulse Gamer
"The first English-language film from South Korean firebrand Park Chan-wook (Thirst; Oldboy), Stoker is a pungent mood piece spiced with mystery, murder and plenty of unsettling emotions."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Stoker trembles between the portentous and the ridiculous, and I think you know which one is going to win. The audience does make its decision: They've been had yet again."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"None of it is life-changing, but it is effectively eerie. Stylishly spooky, even."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Will no doubt be dismissed by a few as little more than a work of filmmaking panache. The panache, though, is what makes the film great."
‑ Corey Atad, Movie Mezzanine
"The style-over-substance atmosphere ultimately confirms Stoker's place as a disappointingly empty piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's not the story itself that is of interest for cinema lovers, it's how he presents it"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Stoker is a movie about tension and inaction, about people trying to figure out what's going on in someone else's head."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
""Stoker" plays out like a Kabuki "Macbeth": gallons of style slathered on a story you already know by heart."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"It's real strength, perhaps, is in its gaps and silences, which allow director Park to go to town with mood, composition and imagery."
‑ Rima Sabina Aouf, Concrete Playground
"Subtlety is never this film's strong suit, and any mystery there is quickly paved over beneath a thick layer of stupidity."
‑ Travis Hopson,
"The sense of place, internal rhythms and fragile relationships are all developed with mastery by acclaimed director Chan-wook Park (Thirst, Old Boy) in this chilling film where obsession and secrets create an invisible curtain of terror"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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