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.
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80

NPR

By Scott Tobias
For as long as Park and Wasikowska keep it burbling, it's an intoxicating brew.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Park's unsettling visuals and his handling of the cast make the occasional holes in Wentworth Miller's script practically irrelevant.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A beautifully twisted, slow-burning psychothriller that may or may not all be taking place inside India's head.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stoker is Park's darkly funny, deliciously depraved riff on Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt."
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The performances are excellent, but it’s the direction that lifts the movie up and spins it around. Like Hitchcock, Park storyboards everything ahead of time, and while that level of control might seem claustrophobic in theory, it ends up freeing Stoker to sail into zones of malevolent visual sensuality.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie wants to be Hitchcockian, but it's the flat-footed Hitchcock of "Marnie" that Park evokes. His filmmaking here is hermetic and lugubrious, with each physical movement meaninglessly heightened and every line hanging in the air with (empty) significance.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie reveals itself as not merely dull, but pointless.
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58 out of 100
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