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The Stepfather Reviews

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Variety Staff
September 24, 2007
An engrossing suspense thriller that refreshingly doesn't cheat the audience in terms of valid clues and plot twists.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
One is left longing for Hitchcock's dark, daring wit and disturbingly amoral insights.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Too often disappointingly thin.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The styling is never less than assured, and [director] Ruben knows how to put bland, unruffled surfaces to sinister Hitchcockian uses.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
May be the best movie about the breakup of a family since Shoot the Moon.
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AV Club
January 23, 1987
Full Review | Original Score: F