The Shining Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for The Shining the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Very loose adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel about a writer and his family, snowbound in a huge hotel, who experience various hauntings caused by either the hotel itself or the writer's dementia. Technically stunning, and pretty dang scary, but too long, pretentious and implausible. Nicholson is excellent as the failed writer gone off the deep end.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 143 minutes.

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Sanity Check, Great Escapes, Grand Hotel, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Trapped with a Killer!, Creepy Houses, Books to Film: Stephen King, Bloody Messages, Bad Dads, Cold Spots, Blizzards, Psychic Abilities, Writers
Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Joe Turkel, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Lia Beldam, Billie Gibson, Barry Dennen, David Baxt, Lisa Burns, Alison Coleridge, Kate Phelps, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton
John Alcott
Stanley Kubrick
Walter (Wendy) Carlos, Rachel Elkind
Ray Lovejoy, Leslie Tomkins

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