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Stoker (2013)

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Critic 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.

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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 (187) | Top Critics (46)

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

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 12, 2013
The New Republic
Top Critic

Stoker is a movie about tension and inaction, about people trying to figure out what's going on in someone else's head.

Full Review… | March 22, 2013
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
The Atlantic
Top Critic

None of it is life-changing, but it is effectively eerie. Stylishly spooky, even.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Detroit News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Stoker

Wasikowska's creepy and hardly bearable character is only one the problems of this mis-structured thriller that also tries to extract tension from a mystery that we don't even know is there - and when it is finally revealed, everything that follows is made entirely predictable.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

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Directors Cat

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Dark, twisted story. Not sure I got it all, but fascinating and beautifully filmed and acted. One to rewatch, I think!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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