Stoker

Stoker

Stoker

Mia Wasikowska stars as India in this creepy domestic thriller, the troubled daughter of an unstable mother (Nicole Kidman). When shifty Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) moves in soon after the death of her father, India comes to suspect he has ulterior motives. But instead of feeling outrage or horror, the friendless India becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

This marks the debut English-language feature of Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst). The script, which made it into the top ten of the 2010 Black List (the best unproduced scripts in Hollywood), was written by Ted Foulke, later revealed to be a pseudonym of actor Wentworth Miller (TV's Prison Break).

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong violence, sexual references and sexualised violence98 minsUSA, UK
DramaHorrorThriller
Director:
Park Chan-wook ('Oldboy', 'Thirst', 'Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance', 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance')
Writer:
Wentworth Miller
Cast:
Mia WasikowskaNicole KidmanMatthew GoodeDermot MulroneyLucas TillAlden EhrenreichJacki Weaver
85%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

I was already a huge fan of Park Chan-wook's Korean films, so I've been eagerly awaiting his English language debut, hoping his incredible style would survive the move to America. And it has. Stoker has Park's fingerprints all over it, taking place inside a heightened reality filled with operatic flourishes.

5.0
0

Arty farty boring horror!

Whilst dwelling on social taboos it is in no way related to any issue of our or any other times nor based on any logical concept, dripping along subjecting the audience to sleep injecting never ending dialogs unpleasantly interrupted by explosions of brainless violence.

1.0
0

Where's Johnny Depp?

- Stoker - Totally a film festival piece & loved it, mash up of 'Gothic' 'The Others' & 'Natural Born Killers'. Great film that keeps you watching, thinking and guessing. Wonderful to watch something that hasnt come out of Hollywood normality, and with a better ending. Genre : Thriller, horror, mystery 4/5 : enjoyable but you need to be in the right mood

4.0
0

Stunning

Close to a masterpiece. Fans of Dario Argento will love this. Striking visual imagery and a well rounded story with some freaky characters

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A splendidly demented gumbo of Hitchcock thriller, American Gothic fairy tale and a contemporary kink all Park's own.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Park Chan-wook brings operatic finesse to generic material in his tight-wound, wickedly weird US debut. And Mia Wasikowska nails it.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Drooling fanboys and "Buffy"-loving academics are sure to go wild — not that there’s anything wrong with that…right? Stoker is a gorgeous wank job; just prepare to hate yourself for loving it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It may be Mr. Park's reputation that induces a state of queasy anticipation in the early scenes... But it is also, unquestionably, his craft.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Literary references and symbolism abound .. You can get tied up trying to figure out who is what. That is the idea. All the clues are there. You just have to look closely.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Thanks to Park's endless creativity behind the camera, it's impossible to look away, even when what's happening on the screen is truly risible.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An intense mix of horror, thriller and domestic drama, this is exquisite film making.

5.0
0
Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

I was already a huge fan of Park Chan-wook's Korean films, so I've been eagerly awaiting his English language debut, hoping his incredible style would survive the move to America. And it has. Stoker has Park's fingerprints all over it, taking place inside a heightened reality filled with operatic flourishes.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A splendidly demented gumbo of Hitchcock thriller, American Gothic fairy tale and a contemporary kink all Park's own.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Park Chan-wook brings operatic finesse to generic material in his tight-wound, wickedly weird US debut. And Mia Wasikowska nails it.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Drooling fanboys and "Buffy"-loving academics are sure to go wild — not that there’s anything wrong with that…right? Stoker is a gorgeous wank job; just prepare to hate yourself for loving it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It may be Mr. Park's reputation that induces a state of queasy anticipation in the early scenes... But it is also, unquestionably, his craft.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Literary references and symbolism abound .. You can get tied up trying to figure out who is what. That is the idea. All the clues are there. You just have to look closely.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Thanks to Park's endless creativity behind the camera, it's impossible to look away, even when what's happening on the screen is truly risible.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An intense mix of horror, thriller and domestic drama, this is exquisite film making.

5.0
0

Arty farty boring horror!

Whilst dwelling on social taboos it is in no way related to any issue of our or any other times nor based on any logical concept, dripping along subjecting the audience to sleep injecting never ending dialogs unpleasantly interrupted by explosions of brainless violence.

1.0
0

Where's Johnny Depp?

- Stoker - Totally a film festival piece & loved it, mash up of 'Gothic' 'The Others' & 'Natural Born Killers'. Great film that keeps you watching, thinking and guessing. Wonderful to watch something that hasnt come out of Hollywood normality, and with a better ending. Genre : Thriller, horror, mystery 4/5 : enjoyable but you need to be in the right mood

4.0
0

Stunning

Close to a masterpiece. Fans of Dario Argento will love this. Striking visual imagery and a well rounded story with some freaky characters

4.0
0