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About the Movie
All work and no play makes Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson ("As Good As It Gets," "Batman"), the caretaker of an isolated resort, go way off the deep end, terrorizing his young son and wife Shelley Duvall ("Roxanne"). Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's ("Full Metal Jacket," "2001: A Space Odyssey") visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by master-of-suspense Stephen King ("The Stand," "Carrie," "The Shawshank Redemption"), is an undeniable contemporary classic. Newsweek Magazine calls this "the first epic horror film," full of indelible images, and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was recently selected by AFI for its' 50 Greatest Villains.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 70
- Fresh: 61
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Kubrick isn't out for screams, but he manages to make his movie thoroughly unnerving by keeping the horror so close to home.
Fresh: Kubrick has made a movie that will have to be reckoned with on the highest level.
Fresh: The movie is not about ghosts but about madness and the energies it sets loose in an isolated situation primed to magnify them.
Fresh: As a ghost story and adaptation of the Stephen King novel, it's largely a failure. On the other hand, as an example of directorial bravura and as a study of madness and the unreliable narrator, it's a brilliant success.
A profoundly disturbing film. One for the vault.
I absolutely loved this movie. I was on the edge of my seat until the end. 5/5
Favourite Halloween film
This is my all-time favourite Halloween movie. The Shining is a well-crafted story that plays on our fears rather than relying on cheap scares or gore to scare its audience. The film is well acted and no matter how many times I watch it, the Shining continues to give me the chills!
- Genre: Horror
- Released: 1980
- © 1980 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.