Following the death of her father, India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) meets her charismatic uncle (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When he moves in to comfort India and her mother (Nicole Kidman), the two find that the newest member of their family might actually be their worst nightmare.
A good story when it eventually unfolded, but a pretty dull ride getting there, almost gave up about 3/4 through.
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Disappointing film that fails to find itself
- Stoker review by BW
Pretty disappointing. Slightly reminded me of Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut' or even 'Secretary' in its attempts at building an atmosphere of erotic tension but it lacked something and failed to carry it off. Beautiful photography throughout - I couldn't fault that - but the characters were unlikeable and ultimately the whole thing felt false.