The Shining

1980 • 143 minutes
803 reviews
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"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it's no problem, but Danny's "shining" hints otherwise. Settling into their routine, Danny cruises through the empty corridors on his Big Wheel and plays in the topiary maze with Wendy, while Jack sets up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be disturbed. Danny's alter ego, "Tony," however, starts warning of "redrum" as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the past, and a blocked Jack starts visiting the hotel bar for a few visions of his own. Frightened by her husband's behavior and Danny's visit to the forbidding Room 237, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all day, and what the hotel has done to Jack.

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803 reviews
Gloria Hernandez Berdugo
November 30, 2021
El meme es el que se van a seguir 3p.m. es una bendición hermos de Dios y el amor y verdad de la iglesia y la vida de la vida eterna de Dios en el grupo de WhatsApp de amigos,vecinos ya germanos dé acompañamiento,reciban el y no lo he hecho y que Dios te ayude a dirigir bien a tu familia esté bien 5a.m. ¿ que es el link para entrar en el grupo eso le m a Dios que el hombre no es un hombre 8años de su vida y la vida espiritual y numérico que se lo llevaron en el grupo de WhatsApp en la iglesia 8a
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Akirus Gauge
May 2, 2018
Acting in the first half was mediocre but once things started to get tense the actors really began to shine. Would have been great to kick things off from the moment the family moved into the hotel and have the first few scenes discussed, not only to add mystery but to shorten the lengthy runtime. Overall the movie had great memorable moments that justify why many consider it a classic, especially since it leaves anyone who sees it wondering what on earth happened before the events of this movie to trigger all that would transpire during. Great thriller and appropriate for any cold winter night or day when all you want to do is stay in under the blanket, enjoying so well crafted entertainment.
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Marion Endaya
December 14, 2020
This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and the movie is slow paced but when it gets going, it's s dreadfully horrifying it was that you can't take your eyes of it the acting was superb and I actually like the 1st act of the movie since it helps the characters develop, and there's something about the Overlook Hotel that it's so immaculate that it feels unnerving. Jack Torrence is such an imposing villain even though he's just a regular guy, and Shelly Duvall was great in this.
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