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Stoker

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode

Directed by Chan-wook Park

Rated R

 

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know what to think of Stoker.  And as I start writing this review, I don’t know if I should give it One Abiding Dude or Four Abiding Dudes.  Is the movie shot in a way that is wholly unique to its director Chan-wook Park?  Yes.  Does the story grab your attention with an interesting and somewhat creepy premise?  Yes.  Is the movie anti-climatic?  Yes.  Does that work against the movie?  You better believe it does.

If you’re not familiar with the name Chan-wook Park, then maybe you’re familiar with some of his earlier work:  Oldboy, Thirst and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance?  If you haven’t seen any of those movies I highly recommend them (especially Oldboy which has one of the best, most effed »

- Craig Dietz

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