[BD Review] ‘Stoker’ A Contemplative Artistic Thriller

  • MattSlash

    I still want to see it, but not as much anymore after this review.

  • Evan3

    I REALLY want to see this (just caught Oldboy for the first time last year…. I know right?). @Ryan Daley – what was the reaction from the audience generally? Also, I absolutely hate Mia Wasikowsi – a horrible actress, the fact she’s in this is quite a downer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/msaez3 Manuel Saez

    If this were a film cast with Korean actors, I would be more interested in seeing it. As it stands, I’ll take a wait and read more reviews approach. I like Nicole Kidman, but not enough to sit through another lame American drama/mystery.

  • djblack1313

    i’m dying to see this! it looks great and it’s impressive that actor/writer Wentworth Miller wrote this! congrats to him! :)

    • Scorpionsy

      Yeah…I think he was better as an actor in Prison Break…this movie did not cut it for me, except in the visual art department. But by all means feel free to watch it and judge for yourself.

      • Scorpionsy

        Oh, and by the way…Wentworth Miller wrote this as you said…he does not act in this movie at all.

  • Scorpionsy

    I saw a special screening of Stoker a few days ago…and being a Huge fan of Old Boy (and the Vengeance triloy anyway)…I went in with high expectations.

    The good thing is how beautifully the movie was shot..almot like a painting. It has a beautiful visual style to it. But the Director did WAY too many extreme face clos-ups…sort of over did it for me.

    The story was interesting and the movie is a slow burn type movie but the pay off was not great…it can get really boring at times.

    Also, this movie is definitely influenced by Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt” right down to the name “Uncle Charlie” but it takes a different direction also.

    I understand what the Director is trying to pull off…but this movie did not work for me as I had hoped and it could have been better. Sorry to disappoint you, kids.

    I give it a 2.5 out of 5

  • Scorpionsy

    Ryan Daley…being the creator of this page and BD reviewer for this movie, you should remove “Wentworth Miller” from the “Starring” credits section of your review above…as mentioned above he wrote this movie but does not “Star” or act in this movie.