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The Stepfather (2009)

  Unrated HD Closed Captioning

Nelson McCormick

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Plot Summary

Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 61
  • Fresh: 7
  • Rotten: 54
  • Average Rating: 3.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A clumsy remake of the 1987 cult thriller. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The trouble with the movie, apart from its rather monotonous dourness of tone, is that everyone in the family... comes off as tougher, smarter, and quicker on the draw than the stepfather who's supposed to be outfoxing them. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It's hard to get absorbed in a story with so many unresolved issues. – John Anderson, Variety, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: This remake turns a fondly remembered horror/thriller into a mild and tedious suspense film. – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Pretty good

Its an ok movie to me. Nothing was really surprising to me nor scary. In a weird way it reminded me of disturbia


This was a pretty good movie I saw in theaters and I thought I was really good

not the best but very good

I know that the movies is kinda predictable in the most parts and maybe not on everyone top ten list. Never the less it really is a good one.
Great actors, and for a remake a damn good one!
I'd say it is at least worth renting. Being more of a thriller you can watch it with your girlfriends without arguing about gory parts.

All in all - I'd watch it again (an probably will do soon).

The Stepfather (2009)
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  • $11.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2010

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