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The Stepfather Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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While I was watching the film, I was distracted by elements of the Idiot Plot Syndrome -- moments when only an idiot would have made such obvious mistakes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Derek Adams
Time Out
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One is left longing for Hitchcock's dark, daring wit and disturbingly amoral insights.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Too often disappointingly thin.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2004

AV Club
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Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: F

January 23, 1987
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

| Original Score: 3/5

June 1, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Ruben's surprisingly resonant and durable tale ... cannily reflects, in a larger way, the era of its creation

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

January 15, 2008
Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of the classiest thrillers to never come out of Hollywood

| Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2005
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

That's really all the movie needs to work: a sublime villain, with tight, driven direction, perfectly sturdy, effective writing, and a heroine who we can believe in.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

June 21, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A high water mark of 1980s horror/suspense.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

September 4, 2006
Variety Staff
Variety
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An engrossing suspense thriller that refreshingly doesn't cheat the audience in terms of valid clues and plot twists.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 24, 2007
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 15, 2002
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful horror film because the people are so ordinary

| Original Score: 3/5

August 13, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 3/5

October 15, 2003
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2004
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The key to this movie is O'Quinn as the title character. He's a scary bastard, and as an actor he commits to the role.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 27, 2011

The Stepfather is the full package: fast-paced, well-acted, suspenseful and brimming with bursts of nasty violence.

Full Review Source: Dread Central | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 16, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately manages to overcome its almost aggressively uneven atmosphere to establish itself as a solid little '80s thriller.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 25, 2009
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

The Stepfather makes use of a classic fairy tale device--the false parent--but it turns out to have a powerful effect upon one's involvement with the characters.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2005
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