Atom User Reviews for The Shining (1980) 40th Anniversary presented by TCM

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Unparalleled masterpiece - one of the greatest films ever made, and truly the most terrifying.

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Shelley Duvall's Wendy is so unnerved it's unnerving watching her react to Nicholson's crazy Jack. Even at the beginning of the film she's so tentative and seeming to walk on eggs with Jack. This movie Jack is crazy from the word go, differing from the novel's Jack. It's been 40 years since I've seen this on a big screen, and it holds up very well.

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Michael C
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The film ended fifteen minutes early (Danny entering the maze). The projectionist that that was the projection you sent them. So pretty awful. Still love seeing any part of he film on the big screen, so - hence - three stars.

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Metacritic

100

But there is no way, within the film, to be sure with any confidence exactly what happens, or precisely how, or really why. Kubrick delivers this uncertainty in a film where the actors themselves vibrate with unease.

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Chicago Sun-Times
88

The Shining is terrifying for what it doesn’t do.

Josh Larsen
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