Screen Gems | Release Date: October 16, 2009
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DollisNov 27, 2012
The worst remake movies i seen is The Stepfather (2009). and Psycho (1998). Planet of the Apes (2001). The Wicker Man (2006). Red Dawn (2012) , And wait for more bad remakes movies Carrie 2013 and . Robocop 2013.
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SeanismynameNov 1, 2009
RULES for 21st CENTURY CINEMA: Any movie that relies on "Low Battery" displays on a cellular phone to create tension just shouldn't be made. This film takes a pedantic approach to suspense and offers nothing new. Nice production values. RULES for 21st CENTURY CINEMA: Any movie that relies on "Low Battery" displays on a cellular phone to create tension just shouldn't be made. This film takes a pedantic approach to suspense and offers nothing new. Nice production values. Dylan Walsh is disturbingly hot. Expand
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ChadS.Oct 18, 2009
Five years after "The Stepfather" was released, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a speech that codified the term "family values" as a demagogic catchphrase for self-righteous conservatives, in which the spelling-challenged former senator Five years after "The Stepfather" was released, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a speech that codified the term "family values" as a demagogic catchphrase for self-righteous conservatives, in which the spelling-challenged former senator from the Hoosier State, famously criticized a television character's choice to raise a child on her own. While this remake of the Joseph Ruben original is too diffuse, too preoccupied with its teen-centric focus on young love, the satirical possibilities of a man with with a double life who hypocritically promotes the two-parent household, is still there, albeit such ideological strands are never properly developed. Susan Harding(the transcending beauty Sela Ward), a recent divorcee and mother of two, has lesbian friends, a couple played by, incidentally enough, television stalwarts Sherry Stringfield("ER") and Paige Turico("NYPD Blue"). Since David Harris(Dylan Harris), a traditionalist with high moral standards, clearly disapproves of pre-marital sex(the stepfather keeps an eagle-eye on Michael and his girlfriend), the moviegoer would be inclined to think that Susan's friends are sinners in his book, as well. In order to bypass any overt, or even subtle political(and more importantly, religious) undertones, it's never made clear as to how David feels about their "alternative lifestyle". [***SPOILER ALERT***] On the surface, David has to murder one of the lesbians because she knows too much, but in a film conspicuously absent of religion, a baptismal subtext persists itself on the, otherwise, apolitical(and secularized) diegesis, as the woman is drowned by the morally superior father, in a swimming pool. It looks like he's "saving" her. Expand
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csw12Apr 11, 2014
Generic is the perfect adjective for this horrible so called horror movie. You'll be bored until the last 5 minutes of the movie and then boredom becomes stupidity.
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BroyaxOct 28, 2020
C’est une sorte de nanar qui n’en a pas l’air a priori mais qui en a tous les attributs : un téléfilm de luxe si l’on peut dire et un thriller de pacotille… C’est plat, c’est fade, c’est téléphoné et en plus, ça rame ! Que des inconnusC’est une sorte de nanar qui n’en a pas l’air a priori mais qui en a tous les attributs : un téléfilm de luxe si l’on peut dire et un thriller de pacotille… C’est plat, c’est fade, c’est téléphoné et en plus, ça rame ! Que des inconnus là-dedans de toute façon, des comédiens qui jouent comme des pieds si ce n’est une certaine Amber Heard dont vous avez sans doute entendu parler…

Et ça tombe bien, car on la voit de temps en temps dans la piscine…. très jolie ma foi mais contre toute attente elle n’a pas de cul, cette petite, hélas ! rien à redire sur le reste mais bon, est-ce que ça va suffire ? il suffirait justement qu’elle couine quelques chansons à la mode en tortillant du boule pour qu’elle connaisse un franc succès international…! mais pas de bol, pas de cul, pas de chocolat pour cette gentille pétasse qui a d’ailleurs disparu des écrans après quelques rôles ici et là.

Quoi qu’il en soit, ce pseudo-thriller qui n’avance pas est aussi soporifique qu’un épisode de feulleton français éventé et rediffusé pour la 1457ème fois… putain, bonjour les dégâts !
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