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Based on 42 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Stoker is Park's darkly funny, deliciously depraved riff on Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt." show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie reveals itself as not merely dull, but pointless. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Spontaneity has been banished by rigid stylization, and the net effect is as lifeless as a severed head that turns up in a basement freezer. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A beautifully twisted, slow-burning psychothriller that may or may not all be taking place inside India's head. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Stoker is like the baby David Lynch and Tim Burton had, then left on the doorstep of the Addams Family. Full of heavingly gorgeous images that envelop a viewer before smothering them, its maddening elements eventually become too much to bear. show more

  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Park's unsettling visuals and his handling of the cast make the occasional holes in Wentworth Miller's script practically irrelevant. show more

  • 80
    Scott Tobias NPR

    For as long as Park and Wasikowska keep it burbling, it's an intoxicating brew. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Sun-Times

    The chilling and stylish and aggressively creepy Stoker begins at the end and takes us on a shocking and lurid journey before we land right where we started, now seeing every small detail through a different lens. It's disturbingly good. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Stoker is the sort of stylish, cerebral movie that engages your brain instead of your emotions, and yet you’re never less than intrigued by the breathtaking visual artistry of this slow-burn thriller. show more

  • 75
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Sure, it’s got its horror aspects. But for my money, this movie belongs alongside “Secretary,” “Ginger Snaps” and “Thirteen” in the family of deliciously dark female coming-of-age stories. show more

  • June 18, 2013 lq00000000153338
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    Could not get past the first ten minutes. Felt like I was on a really bad, drawn out acid trip with no escape from the impending boredom.

  • March 25, 2013 MargaretOpine
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    4stars only because the performances were very believable BUT THE SCRIPT SUCKED! IT WAS HIGHLY PREDICTABLE & the parts not...were like fodder shots. The director did deliever the details but there is something wrong with the script. This story has been done before. --MO

  • March 06, 2013 flatdialoque
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    Such a lovely inspiring ode to psychopathic serial killing. Violence is new beautiful.

  • April 23, 2012 vandalwfs
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    awesome movie. Tony Scott is a great director!!!!

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