Excerpt: la regia magnifica di Park Chan-wook, capace di inventare nuove prospettive ad ogni inquadratura e di assecondare gli incubi dei suoi personaggi, con un’eleganza calligrafica che raramente si è vista al cinema, finisce talvolta per girare a vuoto.
Excerpt: It aims to unnerve and entertain in equal measure, and it does so with aplomb. At the very least, it’s comforting to realise that even when he switches country and language, Park Chan-Wook remains a seriously creepy filmmaker, undaunted in either his style or his ambition.
Excerpt: Aunque sigue teniendo el sello personal de su director (Chan-wook no se ha prostituido por un maletín lleno de dinero para hacer una castaña sin personalidad en Hollywood), tiene un guión muy flojo.
Excerpt: You will never see the concept of “family ties” represented in quite the same way that Park presents it here, which is probably a good thing in the long run. But for the 99 minutes that Stoker flickers on the screen, it’s a sour dose of family anti-values that goes down positively sweet.
Excerpt:Stoker is always interesting to watch, even as some teases and cues end up coming to nothing. Luckily, the movie’s very last scene ends up being a perfect finale, a stinger that garners just the right reaction from an unsuspecting audience, meaning that regardless of how invested you were in what got you there, you’ll likely leave the theater feeling pretty okay with what you saw.
Excerpt: The heightened sense of India’s reality is mimicked by Park’s style and Miller’s creations, who are pushed into the realm of melodrama and perilously close to caricature in pursuit of gothic thrills.