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Shining, The (1980) Movie Information

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28

Avg. Rating:

3.24/4

# of Ratings:

1302

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 Brady 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)

Rating of
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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  Daniel Corleone
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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  Yojimbo
Yojimbo
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02/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Shining" by Yojimbo

A writer and his family move in as caretakers to a secluded mountainside hotel for the winter, but a presence inhabiting it causes his mental disintegration leading to the urge for bloody murder. I'm not a fan of Stephen King. In fact, I'd go as far as to describe him as "a bag of cock". But what Kubrick did was to strip away the hokey nonsense of King's original novel, and create a masterclass in haunting imagery and suspense. In fact, the supernatural elements of the story are almost irrelevant. The horror lies in the subtext of domestic violence; it's difficult to see a plaid wearing, balding middle-aged man as a terrifying monster, and Nicholson is hardly the most physically formidable presence. But in the classic scene in which he finally snaps, it is easy to see why waif-like Shelly...

Rating of
4/4 

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