Stoker (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its script doesn't quite carry the dramatic heft of his earlier work, but Park Chan-wook's Stoker showcases his eye for sumptuous imagery and his affection for dark, atmospheric narratives populated by mysterious characters.

Wesley Morris

It's too safe, too knotty, too wastefully handsome, too dull.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Enthralling and tremendously entertaining.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

None of it is life-changing, but it is effectively eerie. Stylishly spooky, even.

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Corey Atad
Movie Mezzanine

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.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Stoker is a movie about tension and inaction, about people trying to figure out what's going on in someone else's head.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"Stoker" plays out like a Kabuki "Macbeth": gallons of style slathered on a story you already know by heart.

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Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground

It's real strength, perhaps, is in its gaps and silences, which allow director Park to go to town with mood, composition and imagery.

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Mario L McKellop
Park Chan-wook's ("Oldboy," "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance") latest film "Stoker," available on Blu-ray and streaming tomorrow,… More
Nicki Marie
Dark, twisted story. Not sure I got it all, but fascinating and beautifully filmed and acted. One to rewatch, I think!
Josh Lewis
Stoker is a visually sumptuous film with strong performances, but after a great set up the story ends up fizzling and disappointing leaving a bad aftertaste. I… More
Eliza Norton
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Michael S
"Stoker" is a strange and twisted little family thriller that is elevated by it's director's ambitions.