Written November 27, 2014
I watched "Stoker" last week, and finally have the chance to say, I liked this movie! I had the choice to see this or "GI Joe." Speaking only for myself; I made the correct decision! This is an interesting story that unfolds. The movie's characters are played out quite good - two of the main characters are a little creepy. What makes a person commit, or want to commit violent crime (murder)? Are we born that way or do we learn it? Maybe it depends upon the person? Of course this film is merely fiction, but it's an interesting tale of human relationships (or lack of), psycho-sexual (deviant) development, and ethics/morality. Who among us is a sociopath? What secrets do some families have and hide?
Written September 19, 2014
Absolutely not for all esp pre teens - but a well directed visually stunning movie. We acted and entertaining. Needs close attention and not a cookie cutter theme - so some will lose interst quickly - but for audiences that are willing to follow the visual clues - listen to the dialogue - and ignore the fact that there are no aliens - no star ships blowing up - and no hordes of zombies - this is a slick - grown up movie.
Written January 29, 2015
My buddy and I spent over 30 minutes discussing the movie afterwards. From the unique credits to the multiple visual layers to the deliberate development of the characters and plot we found ourselves completely engrossed in the film. We concluded we would catch even more if we saw it again.
Written April 03, 2013
The worse movie to be sure ever made by Nicole Kidman. When it was only myself and my friend in the theatre I should have known. The movie was so bad we got up and walked out. Save your $$$ not worth a Red Box 1.00 investment! Don't take the kids.... don't go!
Written January 27, 2015
Lots of creepy stuff here, beautifully shot. The trick is not to take it as realism; it may all be one unfolding dream, or told by unreliable narrators, or meant to be taken symbolically. The script is not as strong as the directing or acting, though it has some great ideas that aren't sufficiently developed. But Mia Wasikowska creates an indelible screen presence. She's sort of the same as she was in Jane Eyre, but if that little girl had been spoiled rather than sent to an orphange where she was taught how to behave. Like Jane, she has a crucible to navigate against the challenges of an irascible male and an unreliable female who are, in their ways, as complicated and dark as she is. Everyone else better just keep out of their archetypal paths of collision!