Stoker

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Stoker

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Sullen teenager India Stoker is devastated when her father perishes in a freak car accident. She retreats into a fantasy world of memories, occasionally coaxed back into the land of the living by the family's benevolent housekeeper. Seductive uncle Charlie, who has been abroad, returns to the fold and inveigles his way into the affections of India's mother Evelyn. Distrust turns to infatuation as India gravitates towards Charlie.

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UK release:

Fri Mar 22, 2013

Duration:

99 mins

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josh

Hogwash. This is an empty movie for those who think stylized is the same as style. Someone asked if I liked the movie. I said I couldn't tell because of all the directing getting in the way. It's arch. Pretentious pseudo-art with a lot of references to Hitchcock (which add nothing to the film, btw), characters who feel like they're a million miles away even though there are dozens of awkward close-ups to get us nearer. Overly stylized and with a plot full of holes, this one had the audience I saw it with laughing in all the wrong places. And, yes, I "get" it. I could discuss the symbolism, the sexual awakening, the director's technical prowess but to what end? the director steered this ship into an iceberg and then filmed the iceberg as the ship sank.

lauri

Intriguing, sexy and gorgeous movie with a weird and addictive atmosphere. The script has its flaws indeed but there is something irresistible in the way the 2 main characters interact, a hypnotising predatory ballet on a subtle and memorable soundtrack. Stunning cinematography and direction, a bit effortful true but when the result is that stunning and mesmerising, how could I complain?

lauri

Intriguing, sexy and gorgeous movie with a weird and addictive atmosphere. The script has its flaws indeed but there is something irresistible in the way the 2 main characters interact, a hypnotising predatory ballet on a subtle and memorable soundtrack. Stunning cinematography and direction, a bit effortful true but when the result is that stunning and mesmerising, how could I complain?

jay

This is a very unusual film indeed! It has the stark, subversive aesthetic that most of Wook's movies have - but where in Oldboy, you share an just an ounce of appathy for the protaganist. Here, most of the characters have no redeeming likable qualities. In the end, it plays out like Park Chan Wook's 'The Addams Family'. The psychological anguish is beautifully played by Mia; Nicole just stands around like she just wants to be in a Wook film; with Matthew Goode looking a bit lost in his character, waiting for direction. As the reviewer stated: "Asian filmmakers fall flat on their faces." Maybe next time, we will get another film from the homeland to rival 'Oldboy.'

Mar

This is one of the most beautiful movies I´ve ever seen. A total work of art - it´s like going to an art museum...

Mar

This is one of the most beautiful movies I´ve ever seen. A total work of art - it´s like going to an art museum...

johnosullivan

Like this much more than Oldboy...nicely filmed and acted... style and content and Mia is awesome as usual

Andrzej

A strange if not totally unpleasant mess of a film – it basically relied upon looking cool to shrug its way out of every ludicrous psychological bind the script had gotten it into. Very stylish, but sometimes it got a bit much, every shot felt incredibly effortful.

djv

Weird film, that never really takes flight......Matthew Goode's acting is just wrong...... I've seen better at school plays.......some nice directional filming, that sadly gets lost in the rambling, incoherent film. Very unsettling shower scene as well......who would have thought Wentworth Miller wrote it?