The Shining

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Synopsis

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Cast

  • Jack Nicholson
  • Shelley Duvall
  • Danny Lloyd
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Barry Nelson
  • Philip Stone
  • Joseph Turkel
  • Anne Jackson
  • Tony Burton
  • Lia Beldam

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Metacritic

50

Disappointing... Jack Nicholson parodies himself while Kubrick fails to provide any thrills. [11 July 1980, p.8]

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
75

It’s the experience more so than the actual content of The Shining that radiates cold, anti-humanly indifferent terror.

Metacritic review by Eric Henderson
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
100

The unhurried pace, extended dialogue scenes and those sudden, sinister inter-titles (One Month Later, 4pm) contribute to the insidious unease. Nicholson's performance as the abusive father who is tipped over the edge is a thrillingly scabrous, black-comic turn, and the final shot of his face in daylight is a masterstroke...Deeply scary and strange.

Metacritic review by Peter Bradshaw
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian