Stoker

2013

Stoker

Critics Consensus

Its script doesn't quite carry the dramatic heft of his earlier work, but Park Chan-wook's Stoker showcases his eye for sumptuous imagery and his affection for dark, atmospheric narratives populated by mysterious characters.

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After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Cast

Mia Wasikowska
as India Stoker
Matthew Goode
as Charles Stoker
Nicole Kidman
as Evelyn Stoker
Dermot Mulroney
as Richard Stoker
Thomas Covert
as Young Charles Stoker
Jacki Weaver
as Gwendolyn Stoker
David Alford
as Reverend
Peg Allen
as Housekeeper 1
Lauren Roman
as Housekeeper 2
Phyllis Somerville
as Mrs. McGarrick
Harmony Korine
as Mr. McGarrick
Tyler Von Tagen
as Young Richard Stoker
Jaxon Johnson
as Jonathan Stoker
Paxton Johnson
as Jonathan Stoker
Judith Godrèche
as Doctor Jacquin
Ralph Brown
as Sheriff
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Critic Reviews for Stoker

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (52) | Fresh (138) | Rotten (61)

  • It's too safe, too knotty, too wastefully handsome, too dull.

    Jan 3, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Stoker trembles between the portentous and the ridiculous, and I think you know which one is going to win. The audience does make its decision: They've been had yet again.

    Jun 12, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Stoker is a movie about tension and inaction, about people trying to figure out what's going on in someone else's head.

    Mar 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Stoker is a cunning exercise in transgression. But one can't help but wonder what kind of film Park might have made if he'd had the full creative control to which he's accustomed in Korea.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Full Review…
  • None of it is life-changing, but it is effectively eerie. Stylishly spooky, even.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • "Stoker" plays out like a Kabuki "Macbeth": gallons of style slathered on a story you already know by heart.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stoker

  • Feb 21, 2016
    Watch and wait. Signature Park Chan-Wook in superb camera angling, movement and set up of shots, the actors being more of a vehicle for the film than anything individual. Spookier than his previous pieces.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Feb 25, 2014
    One of the most exquisitely directed films of 2013.
    Anoop K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2014
    This is a very carefully planned out story with a subtle slow tone that will either drive you mad or intrigue you. I went to watch this movie without having seen any movie trailers or promo and it really helped. Overall it's a great film, very suspenseful with twists and turns that you might not expect and fantastic acting from all the cast. Congratulations to Wentworth Miller on writing such a great film.
    Chris H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2013
    This is the first English language film from Korean Auteur; Park Chan-Wook, whose films I've praised to be among the finest of last decade. If you familiar with his film then its easy to say this Gothic Thriller focuses on themes the director ha explored before. He just loves the bitter and darker side of humanity that intrigues and compels us viewers. 'Stoker' takes an archetypal Hitchcockian like plot into a rich and lavish american setting, stocked up with incredible editing and solid performances from a flawless cast playing such concerning and determined characters. Stoker is also a horror within itself of one character's motivations not exactly being what they appear to be, although it fascinating psychology that just brings humanity's darker side out of the shadows. This I recommend, being and incredibly fine if not superb effort of modern film-making.
    Luke E Super Reviewer

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