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Stoker (2013)



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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Mia Wasikowska
as India Stoker, India
Matthew Goode
as Charles Stoker, Charlie
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 (204) | Top Critics (65)

Thankfully, this director dislikes sentimentality. Park takes these beloved figures and unceremoniously exposes their failings.

January 14, 2021 | Full Review…

There is a freedom to his filmmaking; he's trying things, odd moods and unexpected edits and unconventional compositions. He likes to keep things popping, and you can't help but respond to the wit and playfulness of his style.

June 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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

January 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.

June 12, 2013 | Full Review…

While one is sure Stoker will satisfy many with its haughty ambivalence about any number of social taboos, others will find Park's first English-language effort decidedly vapid...

June 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Style doesn't just win out here, it smashes substance like a bug under a shoe.

April 24, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5.0

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

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