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Steeped in gallows humor, Stuck is a taut, tense examination of a tragic accident.



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Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon takes the helm for this disturbing tale of a compassionate retirement-home caregiver whose life is turned upside down after a gruesome hit-and-run accident leaves a severely injured homeless man lodged helplessly in her shattered windshield. Despite her repeated promises to take her ailing victim to the hospital, the realization that the accident could destroy both her career and her future finds her uncharacteristically deciding to let the man die a slow death in her garage while conspiring with her boyfriend to dispose of the body. A fictionalized account of actual events, Stuck was co-scripted by director Gordon and frequent Tales from the Darkside contributor John Strysik. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • Gordon has directed drama, such as Mamet's 'Edmond', but also visceral horror movies like 'Re-Animator'. Elements of both are evident in this taut psychological thriller.

    Jan 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

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  • With a little more ingenuity, a few more evilly funny lines and a more interestingly written role for its female lead, this could have been a minor cult classic.

    Jan 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • As the title of this splatter comedy by writer-director Stuart Gordon indicates, he's like a bug stuck to her windshield, and that's about the level of humanity and insight one can expect here.

    Dec 16, 2008 | Full Review…
  • It's a grueling little noirish thriller with slasher-worthy gore.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Stuck gives a boost to the dramatic elements of the story, while preserving the stern lesson about a society crumbling under the weight of self-interest and moral decay.

    Jul 18, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • You might hope for fiction to bring insight to senseless cruelty, rather than augment the ignominy of the original crime.

    Jul 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Stuck


It truly amazes me that they couldn?t come up with a better name at least! Perhaps that?s why this film was free to watch on my rental package. The idea of Stephen Rea did sound promising and certain parts of the story did appear to look like it was going to be quite a good storyline. There were moments like the impact of the crash (not giving you a spoiler there, that?s what the film is about) that looked really good, but it did start to border on the ridiculous.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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Oooh. This is a really gritty and interesting movie about realistic (sickeningly so) villainy. Nothing that happens in this movie is simple, and it would be a crime to describe this movie in terms of the barebones of the plot. Stephen Rea is the victim and Mena Suvari is the culprit, but circumstances complicate the situation. It's an accident that brings the two together, but the accident is made so much worse through Brandi's indecision, worry and inaction. It's really quite harrowing to watch the people in this movie digging thier own grave and sinking deeper in this more. The end though is really satisfying. It couldn't have ended any other way. The less I say, the better. If you were a fan of Hard Candy, you'll like this one. It's very similar in tone, but the events don't have any of the malice. It doesn't keep them from being anything but painful though.

Emily Armstrong
Emily Armstrong

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This movie was terribly difficult to watch. Not because it was a bad film, but because it felt so raw and real in a way that made the viewer very intentionally uncomfortable. The gore felt genuine as did the pain. The choices of our antisocial female lead paired with the odd conscience of her paramour brought tension and conflict effectively combined to the viewer. We watch the suffering and suffer in turn. This is a train wreck that is difficult to turn away from and I hope that you are satisfied with the return.

Dean L
Dean L

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Very farfetched... I couldn't believe at the beginning it says it is a true story.... wow, they must have really done some improvising with it! Anyhow, despite that, much like the car crash it is based around, I couldn't quite tear my eyes off it OR Mena Suvari' fetching cornrow hairdo (with bald spots because it's too thin to wear in that style!). Very different role for her, and she does pull off being a nasty piece of work with an angelic face extremely well. Decent b-grade straight to dvd, (I assume), thriller.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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