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The Shining (1980)

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The Shining is a horror movie directed by Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange). Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. It’s based on the novel by Stephen King.

A masterpiece of terror.

The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)

Plot

Writer Jack Torrance takes a job as a winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in the remote Colorado mountains. He moves in, along with his wife Wendy and son Danny, in the hope that the isolation will cure his writer’s block. But as the weather isolates them, Jack descends into madness. And then apparitions from the hotel’s past appear, imploring Jack to kill his family. (Filmaffinity)

The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)

Movie Reviews

“Meticulously detailed and never less than fascinating, ‘The Shining’ may be the first movie that ever made its audience jump with a title that simply says ‘Tuesday’.” Janet Maslin: The New York Times

“With everything to work with, director Stanley Kubrick has teamed with jumpy Jack Nicholson to destroy all that was so terrifying about Stephen King’s bestseller” Variety Staff: Variety

“[It] enhances everything that’s legitimately unnerving about King’s book (…) Themes and plot, as with many Kubrick films, are in service of the filmic form, not vice versa (…) Rating: ???? (out of 4)” Eric Henderson: Slant

Our Opinion

An absolute masterpiece.

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The Shining (1980)

Movie title: The Shining

Movie description: Writer Jack Torrance takes a job as a winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in the remote Colorado mountains. He moves in, along with his wife Wendy and son Danny, in the hope that the isolation will cure his writer’s block. But as the weather isolates them, Jack descends into madness. And then apparitions from the hotel’s past appear, imploring Jack to kill his family. (Filmaffinity)

Date published: January 20, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 146 mins

Director(s): Stanley Kubrick

Actor(s): Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Lia Beldam, Billie Gibson

Genre: Horror

Summary

A masterpiece of terror.

Overall
10/10
10/10
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