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Shining, The (1980) Movie Information

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29

Avg. Rating:

3.24/4

# of Ratings:

1253

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/23/1980

Director:

Stanley Kubrick

Actors:

Jack Nicholson
Shelley Duvall
Danny Lloyd
Scatman Crothers
Barry Nelson
Philip Stone

 

 

 

 

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A man and his family head to a isolated hotel to "house sit." As the loneliness sets in, the husband begins to go insane, while the boy sees things that no one else can..

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Matthew 04/03/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

"Here's johnny". The story is about a man and his family head to a isolated hotel to "house sit." As the loneliness sets in, the husband begins to go insane, while the boy sees things that no one else can. this movie is one of the best Stephen king book to ever but on the big screen.The director of this movie did so well with this and the movie is really creepy.

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mitchellyoung 02/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The Shining is one of the most complete and atmospheric horror films ever made, and ranks as one of the top adaptations of a King novel, as well. Kubrick creates an otherworldy setting of ghosts and psychosis that is more unsettling than outright terrifying (though the film knows how to create intense scares, when needed.) Jack Nicholson gives one of his career performances as the insane Jack Torrance, and the film just bleeds visual genius. The result is a movie that relies more on tension and plot-based fear, than on cheap "jump" scares and sight gags.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Nicholson gives us his best performance in this piece. I enjoyed it, but I also found it very slow and a little boring. "Here's Johnny" and Jack's frozen body will stick in my mind forever, but the rest of the movie is easily forgotten.

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  Josh
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04/08/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

When it comes to horror movies, there's many types of them. They're either the slasher type or the psychological type. But "The Shining" is a different type of horror movie. Stanley Kubrick was in his own little world when he made this movie, and the finishing product is something like no one else has done or has done since.

Based on the novel "The Shining" by Stephen King, he really took it beyond what the book was about and made it into his own creation, straying for the most part from the original source material.

Even though this film is more of a psychological type of horror movie, it really doesn't follow the formula of other well known films of this genre like "Psycho". There's such a wide variety for the surreal in this movie, that Kubrick coul...

Rating of
4/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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07/31/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Shining review

“Do you have the slightest idea what a moral and ethical principle is? Do you?” Re-watching this again after several years of purchasing a copy on DVD. One of the most artistic, creepy, insightful and detailed horror movies. It starts off with a writer in a job interview named Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson). The interviewer, Manager Stuart Ullman (Barry Nelson), informs Jack about a certain "cabin fever" incident. Chef Dick Hallorann (Scatman Crothers) informs Danny about not going inside Room 237. Jack's wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), has Danny (Danny Lloyd) checked after discovering his imaginary friend called Tony. Jack and his family check-in Overlook Hotel where he meets previous caretaker, Grady (Philip Stone) in the Gold Room. So many memorable scenes like the camera followi...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  memento_mori
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06/23/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

*looks at finger* 'Tony, I'm scared.'

So what's my take on The Shining?: Brilliant.

First of all, this movie is like a roller coaster ride. It starts slowly. It ascends and the air gets thick, a heartbeat and the coaster zooms down with everything rushing past in a crazy haze.
The Shining is a little like that. It starts slowly and builds suspense, then gives it to you.

Second of all, Stanley Kubrick. When people ask me what I think about Stanley Kubrick, I respond in two parts. I like to think of him as two parts of a filmmaker. The first part is the screenwriter, who I don't quite know how I feel about them. The second is the director, whom I absolutely love.
If there is a director of who's films you will definitely have to watch them twice, it would be Stanley Kubrick. It's like a little bit of his mind is split in...

Rating of
4/4 

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