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The Stepfather

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

October 16, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Nelson McCormick

Starring :

Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Sherry Stringfield, Jon Tenney, Amber Heard, Skyler Samuels, Paige Turco, Braeden Lemasters

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

“..virtually bloodless remake of the 1987 horror-thriller..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
Review rate : D

“..there wasn't much to expect..”
by Brian Orndorf [BrianOrndorf.com]
1.5 of 4

“..shabby substitute for its original..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : F

“..sets the bar for pointlessness..”
by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
1 of 4

“..probably won't please any audience..”
by Dustin Putman [DustinPutman.com]
Review rate : D

“..notable for nothing whatsoever..”
by Luke Y. Thompson [E! Online]
Review rate : D

“..not scary or entertaining..”
by Emanuel Levy [EmanuelLevy.Com]
Review rate : C

“..nifty..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..clumsy remake of the 1987 cult thriller..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]

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