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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
678 Ratings
678 Ratings

86% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.4/10
  • Fresh 63
  • Rotten 10

Critics Consensus: Though it deviates from Stephen King's novel, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness -- exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson

17+ COMMON SENSE

Kubrick's suspenseful horror classic is violent and dark.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Horror
Released
Copyright
© 1980 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
French (Subtitles, Stereo), Korean (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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