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Beautiful to watch but so slow,
This review is from: Stoker (Blu-ray + UV Copy)  (Blu-ray)
For a film that was 98 minutes long it seems to be much longer because it is so slow. I stuck with it where I might have abandoned a lesser film but apart from finding out what happens there are no real big surprises or twists in the plot.
That said this is a beautiful film to watch with sterling performances from an excellent cast. Every shot is meticulously plotted and framed but sometimes the camera could dwell too long and the dialogue just seemed to hang in the air. Nothing much happens for the first half hour but the action when it comes is well spaced and timed to keep your by now dwindling interest.
The story covers a triangular relationship between a teenage girl who recently lost her father, her bereaved mother and an uncle that neither of them knew about who comes to stay with them. The uncle is handsome and suave and stirs both the daughter's developing sexuality and the repressed libido of her mother but with a sinister under current running throughout. What is Uncle Charlie's secret and his agenda?
You'll figure it out as there aren't real twists until the final scene.