The Stepfather Reviews

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December 11, 2009
Not so much a contemporary re-make of Joseph Ruben's 1987 psychological thriller as a lobotomised bastard step-child: over-plotted, over-long, and stripped of the original's sharp, satirical subversion of suburban family values.
October 22, 2009
The Stepfather is, finally, only as good as its stepfather -- and Dylan Walsh ain't bad.
October 19, 2009
That last stormy night of violence should be the shocker. Giving away his ruthlessness in earlier killings robs the movie of it its payoff as it saps the climax of much of its power.
October 18, 2009
This perfunctory retread had a tame, made-for-TV feel, and not just because the humdrum cast is composed of network and cable B-listers.
October 18, 2009
This remake turns a fondly remembered horror/thriller into a mild and tedious suspense film.
October 18, 2009
Even by horror-remake standards, The Stepfather sets the bar for pointlessness.
February 15, 2013
What a shame that the remake fell into the unwieldy hands of the same jokers responsible for last year's execrable Prom Night redo.
April 25, 2012
April 4, 2011
December 19, 2010
Horror remake has more tension than blood.
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