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: March 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 70% 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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Sarah Marrs

It's a horror film with no horror, and one of the all-around finest examples of quality film production.

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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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Ann Lee
Metro (UK)

Stoker is a brilliantly inventive Gothic fairy tale gone wrong, with devilish shades of Hitchcock.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Park Chan-wook [has]toned down the violence and perversity of his Korean output. But not by much. When a character... commends a garden's soil for its spade-yielding softness, you get the feeling he's not planning to plant begonias.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Imagine growing up in the Addams family only nobody told you. Everybody just seems to deny it. But, come your 18th birthday, voila, the truth comes out. Eerie… More
Nicki Marie
Dark, twisted story. Not sure I got it all, but fascinating and beautifully filmed and acted. One to rewatch, I think!
Carlos Magalhães
Wasikowska's creepy and hardly bearable character is only one the problems of this mis-structured thriller that also tries to extract tension from a… More
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Park Chan-wook's ("Oldboy," "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance") latest film "Stoker," available on Blu-ray and streaming tomorrow,… More