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Stoker

thrillers


ACADEMY AWARD® Winner Nicole Kidman (Actress, The Hours, 2002), Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode star in this darkly wicked suspense thriller about disturbing family secrets revealed.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    69%
  • Audience Score
    61%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    69%
    reviews counted: 19
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  • Audience

    61%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: If the destination isn't what it might have been, the journey is a heck of a ride.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fresh: Aesthetics are steering this ghostly ship, leaving narrative in the background to fend for itself. Fortunately, Park is in full command of his repertoire.

- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fresh: Refracted through Park's graceful filmmaking style, "Stoker" is mysterious, demanding, sometimes baffling and richly rewarding.

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Many have gone so far as to say this is inspired by Hitchcock, but that is to completely disregard the director's facility with wit, nuance and decorum. The script is pointless, classless and vulgar. Ok so those last two are the same thing, but I want to really stress that. This is about as similar to Hitchcock as Kim Kardashian is to Audrey Hepburn. If Shadow of a Doubt is the bon vivant that teaches English literature at the University level then Stoker is the drunk and disorderly younger brother (with a slavish devotion to designer labels) that didn't finish high school. Need another example? Mia Wasikowska's shower sequence comes to mind. No it's not like the one in Psycho but it is memorable and not in a good way. fastfilmreviews.wordpress.com

- hobster1, Monday, March 25, 2013

2 stars

Many have gone so far as to say this is inspired by Hitchcock, but that is to completely disregard the director's facility with wit, nuance and decorum. The script is pointless, classless and vulgar. Ok so those last two are the same thing, but I want to really stress that. This is about as similar to Hitchcock as Kim Kardashian is to Audrey Hepburn. If Shadow of a Doubt is the bon vivant that teaches English literature at the University level then Stoker is the drunk and disorderly younger brother (with a slavish devotion to designer labels) that didn't finish high school. Need another example? Mia Wasikowska's shower sequence comes to mind. No it's not like the one in Psycho but it is memorable and not in a good way. fastfilmreviews.wordpress.com

- hobster1, Monday, March 25, 2013

4 stars

India: We don't need to be friends, we're family. Stoker is the English-language debut of Korean director Park Chan-wook, who has previously made thrillers such as Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, which are known for depicting brutal subject matter within the frame of beautifully executed visuals. Those familiar with his work can see that Chan-wook has a deep appreciation for filmmakers such as Hitchcock and he has gone on to make films that echo that sort of work at a more extreme level. Stoker is very much indebted to Hitchcock, as well as Brian DePalma, among others, given how the film portrays a level of suspense in such an effective manner. The film is a psychological drama as well as an American Gothic horror film that Park Chan-wook really directs the hell out of. read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

- DrZeek, Thursday, February 28, 2013