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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.

January 3, 2014 | Full Review…
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.

June 12, 2013 | Full Review…
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.

March 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

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

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

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

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

March 15, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Stoker

Imagine growing up in the Addams family only nobody told you. Everybody just seems to deny it. But, come your 18th birthday, voila, the truth comes out. Eerie and spooky without ever saying why, I got a kick out of this walk on the weird side.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

½

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