Valoraciones de Stoker
If you haven't turned on to the cinematic fever dreams of South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook – I'm obsessed with Oldboy, Thirst and Joint Security Area – Stoker makes a great gateway drug. It's Park's first film in English. But it hasn't slowed him...
Fan The Fire
With Stoker, South Korean director Park Chan-wook – who has been working since the early 1990s in his home country, but is perhaps best known to most people in the West for the middle entry in his ‘Vengeance Trilogy’, Oldboy – succeeds where many other...
"Stoker" is a visual treat from the creative opening credits to the colorful splendor of nature that's almost blinding. Director Park Chan-wook embraces texture, shapes and colors with such exuberance that each scene is a celebration of the visual.
Christian Science Monitor
No, “Stoker” isn’t about vampires, although, from a commercial standpoint, it might be better if it were. Directed by South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook in his English-language debut, it’s an overweeningly stylish horror fantasia about India Stoker...
Imagine that you're not part of the cultish fan base of the Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) and you go to see his bizarrely stylized first English-language film, Stoker. What on earth will you make of it? The movie is about a dour 18-year-old...
"Stoker," despite its title, doesn't have anything to do with "Dracula" author Bram Stoker. Neither, for that matter, does it have anything to do with vampires, except in the most figurative of senses.
With visceral images and sound so crisp it’s unsettling, Stoker paints a disturbing portrait of a tainted family and what it means to come from “bad blood.” It’s an American gothic fairytale (minus the traditional happy ending) and India Stoker (Mia Wasi
What's in a name? If it's Stoker, it evokes a gruesome but romantic history of violence in popular culture, of the undead rising from sarcophaguses, the rat-infested vessels that ferry them across angry seas, the horse-drawn carriages they ride beneath...
Las Vegas Weekly
For about two-thirds of its length, Stoker is the year’s most fascinating film so far, largely because it’s hard to determine just what it’s up to, or to guess in which direction it might be headed. Written by actor Wentworth Miller (Prison Break)...
‘Stoker” is a horror movie for film snobs. Despite its title, the most obvious influence on this tale about a creepy uncle putting the bite on his nubile niece is not Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” but Alfred Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt.”
It's no understatement to say film fans were excited when Oldboy director Park announced he was making his first English language feature film. However, it brings me absolutely no pleasure to reveal that Stoker, written by Miller...
Stoker is deliciously demented, and that's a good thing. This twisted coming-of-age tale takes us into Carrie territory without the supernatural element. It wends its way along an unpredictable narrative trajectory with a warped sensibility that...
New York Post
Nope, no vampires here. “Stoker,” a psychosexual thriller about a mightily dysfunctional family living on a secluded estate, centers on newly 18-year-old India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska), who’s coping with the death of her beloved dad (Dermot Mulroney).
The best way to watch Stoker, the new film from director Park Chan-wook, is as if you have the senses of its lead character. India Stoker, played by the brilliant Mia Wasikowska, has a special gift where she can hear and see things imperceptible...
Stoker is forty kinds of fucked up… and I mean that in the best possible way. We shouldn’t expect anything different from Park Chan-Wook, the brilliant, devious mind who brought us Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy.
Mark Reviews Movies
Alfred Hitchcock once advised, "Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders;" with Stoker, director Park Chan-wook takes that instruction to heart. In fact, there's barely a line between sex and death in the movie...
The A.V. Club
Anyone already planning on seeing Stoker, the English-language film debut of Oldboy and Thirst director Park Chan-wook, shouldn’t read this review. Or watch a trailer. Or read anything about it at all, really.
Eric D. Snider
“Stoker” is the first English-language film by Korean macabre master Park Chan-wook, whose violent, Tarantino-esque tales (“Oldboy,” “Joint Security Area”) have been providing perverse pleasures to international audiences since the turn of the century.
'การล่าคือการเฝ้ารอจังหวะ' Stoker ภาพยนตร์ดราม่าทริลเลอร์จิตวิทยาของผู้กำกับเกาหลี Park Chan-wook จาก Oldboy ที่ถือเป็นผลงานในฮอลิวูดเรื่องแรกด้วย ซึ่งหากใครเคยดูผลงานผู้กำกับคนนี้มาบ้างก็คงต้องเห็นลายเซ็นที่ชัดเจนของเขา อย่างความรุนแรงและการก้าวสู่อีก...
ABC Radio (Australia)
Stoker is an acquired taste. It's completely stylized in an over the top way. Actors are not directed to act in a realistic manner (there's no Stanislavsky going on here). Instead, they're breathing props, serving the mise-en-scene of Director...
South Korean auteur Chan-wook Park’s English-language debut Stoker is a hothouse psychodrama rendered in a deliberately cool style that gives it the feel of a dollhouse chamber play conceived in a mental institution (not surprisingly, a mental...
On the surface, Stoker may appear to be a gothic psychological thriller rife with suspense and a touch of ‘Addams Family’ quirkiness, but Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook's (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Old Boy) first outing in Hollywood is...
เรื่องราวทั้งหมดเริ่มต้นเมื่อ India Stoker ต้องสูญเสียทั้งพ่อที่เธอรักและเพื่อนสนิทของเธออย่าง Richard จากอุบัติเหตุทางรถยนต์อันน่าสลดในวันเกิดของเธอตอนอายุ 18 ปี โดยในพิธีศพเธอก็ได้พบการการมาเยือนของ Charles น้องชายของพ่อที่เธอไม่เคยรู้ว่ามีตัวตน...
Monsters and Critics
Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman star in a slow burn of a psychological thriller that blends sex, murder, fantasy and madness. It comes from the fertile imagination of English actor Wentworth Miller, best known as a muscle bound tough...
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
You know how some international directors get shoehorned into a typical Hollywood genre picture in the U.S debut? Yeah- that didn't happen to Park Chan-wook, the South Korean master behind OLD BOY.
Many thrillers contain eerie, mysterious figures and a villain waiting for just the right time to strike. Not many thrillers grant attention to the unnerving crackle of an eggshell or, gulp, a young girl’s orgasmic fantasy about doing a piano duet...
Chilling and stylish and aggressively creepy
Sacramento News & Review
Some movies send you out of the theater vaguely dissatisfied, sensing that some vital ingredient was missing. Only later, upon sober reflection, do you realize that the picture was a ridiculous crock of hopeless hooey from the word go, with never...
As South Korean troublemaker Kim Jee-woon’s recent The Last Stand proved, worldly arthouse directors often get neutered when they hit America.
Shadows on the Wall
Korean filmmaker Park brings his stunning visual style to this English-language debut, transforming a fairly straightforward Hitchcockian story into a colourful bundle of film and literary references.
An intense mix of horror, thriller and domestic drama, this is exquisite filmmaking.
Spiders crawl on epic journeys, bright colours and sharp angles assault the senses and in one scene a brush glides through flowing locks of hair that dissolve into a swaying field of grass.