The Stepfather Reviews

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August 12, 2010
The genre has diverged into two paths: the brutally gruesome and the suspenseful. This is going for the latter, which would have been fine if it were in fact thrilling.
February 15, 2010
Any subtlety or implicit social satire to be found in Joseph Ruben's original went out with the last neighborhood trash pickup. Too bad the service was canceled before it could haul away this waste-of-time remake. [Blu-ray]
February 1, 2010
The Stepfather plays a lot better at home on the TV than it did in theaters. I'd say, unless you are an absolute purist for the original or you need a lot of blood and gore, give it a shot.
December 11, 2009
There's mayhem all over the place and not a policeman, or much logic, in sight. Watchable nonsense, with performances better than the story deserves.
December 11, 2009
Cliché-ridden and full of plot-holes.
December 11, 2009
If the movie's attic-bound climax is a little predictable and the plot holes rather gaping, The Stepfather, unlike many of its more prestigious A-class competitors, is never less than entertaining.
December 11, 2009
It's all very silly, but effective popcorn entertainment.
December 11, 2009
Nelson McCormick is ridiculously lax with inventive or plausible staging: it's the kind of movie where a door can't open without thunderclaps and the bad guy flinging himself into the frame.
December 11, 2009
The Stepfather is full of unintentional laughs, shameless plot contrivances and cheap scare tactics, but this adds to the fun once you've tapped into the risible nature of the production.
December 11, 2009
Lazy, predictable and seriously lacking in shocks.
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