Overall Rank: 20526
Average Rating: 2/4
# of Ratings: 34
Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/15/2008
Genre: Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Masayuki Ochiai
Actors: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, David Denman, James Kyson Lee, John Hensley, Megumi Okina
Plot: An American photographer movies to a new job in Japan where he starts to become haunted by his past. The ghost tries to revile herself in his photos. -- Josh C
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/19/2014
The level of mediocre for this movie is off the roof.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/12/2011
I need to Stop watching these types of movies at 2 in the morning.Creepy!!!
☠ kyrstin. ♒ - wrote on 06/15/2011
This movie is a simple remade-ghost-movie that I can handle watching if I were bored and it happened to be on TV, but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would simply because it's very predictable and I felt as though they kind of tried to give it a sort of Japanese style like it's original, and that just didn't work.
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Matthew Sanchelli - wrote on 10/20/2009
I don't know what to really say about this movie. This was originally a Japanese horror flick and this version was then remade by the same director. It may have been original back in the day...but after the "revolution" of Japanese remakes in America it just seemed bland and waste of money and talent.
This movie stars Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek, Cursed, Fringe, etc) and Rachael Taylor (See No Evil, Transformers) as a newly wed couple who move to Japan for his work and they get in an accident and suddenly they are haunted by a spirit who comes to them in the fashion of Spirit Photography (http://www.prairieghosts.com/ph_history.html). Fun concept...but the actual movie just seemed bland and not well executed. It did not really hold my attention and I did a number of other …
kcvidkid - wrote on 09/09/2008
Big surprise: another bad U.S. remake of a great J-Horror film.
Like "The Grudge", "Shutter" takes the American stars to Japan to revisit the story of the original. Can spirits not be vengeful right here in the States? Hasn't the most successful remake been "The Ring", and its story was transported back here?
And I'm not sure of their respective ratings, but this version seems toned-down for a PG13. That causes a couple of the most gripping (yet gory) scenes to be removed. So the danger is lessened and seems more silly. And it's funny, this "Shutter" actually adds a couple of murders that are only spoken of in the original, yet the overall movie is still too tame.
I think it's time filmmakers realized that two different cultures exist. What's scary for us may be quite …
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