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      The Stepfather

      PG-13 Released Oct 16, 2009 1 hr. 41 min. Mystery & Thriller Horror TRAILER for The Stepfather: Trailer 1 List
      13% 64 Reviews Tomatometer 34% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score When Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school, he discovers that his mother (Sela Ward) has a new man, named David (Dylan Walsh), in her life. Though David makes Michael's mother very happy, Michael cannot seem to shake feelings of distrust. He becomes increasingly suspicious of the man and wonders if the pleasant exterior hides a sinister side. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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      Critics Consensus

      This tepid remake of the 1987 cult classic lacks the tension and satirical undercurrents of the original.

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      Junji Ito's G There's no way this guy would have gotten away with it all, he made too many mistakes. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/16/24 Full Review Adrian R Lacks credibility, especially the ending - watching this is not a good use of your time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review MrPetition solid movie it passed the time and was quite entertaining. Tho it was okay horror wise I don't think it has any rewatchability Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/01/23 Full Review Damien T Now this is my favourite film along with Stepfather II from the Stepfather films. Dylan Walsh's performance, Nelson McCormick's direction and Charlie Clouser's score really impressed me, and I'm considering this an awesome remake to the original Stepfather film. The screenplay was good for me, but not the best. I'll give this film 5/5 stars and an "A" grade, the same grade I gave for Stepfather II. I recommend this film to fans of the Stepfather franchise! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/07/23 Full Review Edward F Not amazing, but a solid horror flick. Better than most of the classics. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/04/23 Full Review Jordan S Not the best movie I have seen pretty predictable throughout acting was ok feels like Iv seen 100s of these kind of films overall 5/10 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Perri Nemiroff CinemaBlend The genre has diverged into two paths: the brutally gruesome and the suspenseful. This is going for the latter, which would have been fine if it were in fact thrilling. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 12, 2010 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard There's mayhem all over the place and not a policeman, or much logic, in sight. Watchable nonsense, with performances better than the story deserves. Rated: 2/5 Dec 11, 2009 Full Review Empire Magazine Cliché-ridden and full of plot-holes. Rated: 2/5 Dec 11, 2009 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review This inane venture into familiar territory does nothing besides inspire audiences to put the 1987 original into their rental queue. Rated: 2/4 Aug 30, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Archer Film Inquiry While it suffers from a few plot holes, lack of gore, and some cheesy horror tropes along the way, it proves to be an enjoyable film overall. Jun 19, 2021 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Walsh's performance as David is so limp that it's difficult to imagine David outwitting any of his victims in the film. Rated: 1.0/4.0 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school, he discovers that his mother (Sela Ward) has a new man, named David (Dylan Walsh), in her life. Though David makes Michael's mother very happy, Michael cannot seem to shake feelings of distrust. He becomes increasingly suspicious of the man and wonders if the pleasant exterior hides a sinister side.
      Director
      Nelson McCormick
      Executive Producer
      Meredith Zamsky, J.S. Cardone, Guy Oseary, Robert O. Green, Julie Meldal-Johnsen
      Screenwriter
      J.S. Cardone
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Maverick Films, Granada Film Productions, Imprint Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Disturbing Images|Brief Sensuality|Intense Sequences of Violence|Mature Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 16, 2009, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 9, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $29.1M
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