Critic Review - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

I fear all work and no play has made Stanley a dull boy.

March 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Comments (25)
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HAL

John Bleh

well, I fear all work and no play has made YOU a dumb critic.

Jan 2 - 01:58 PM

DanielForth

daniel forth

lol agreed :D

Aug 22 - 11:11 PM

mrjdavis

John Davis

DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING?!

Jun 27 - 06:09 PM

Gray S.

Gray Setyan

If you are calling the spectacular opening aerial shots of Colorado landscapes, Wendy Torrance's bone chilling escape through the demonic Overlook hotel and the iconic "Here's Johnny" scene dull, I don't think you should be a top critic on Rotten Tomatoes, let alone a critic at all.
Also, in your full review, you state that Jack Nicholson's familiar grin foreshadows events of the film, but this simply builds the suspense of the film, and Kubrick's "emphasis on audience intimidation" gives the moviegoer a more enthralling experience than a "usual ghost story."

Jul 4 - 10:29 AM

Dominic L.

Dominic LaFrancesca

thank you for posting this comment its about time someone stood up to these morons giving crap reviews to kubrick movies, it pisses me off so much

Sep 1 - 06:08 PM

Simon S.

Simon Smith

Bad comment. Made you just sound like a mindless Kubrick fanboy.

Jan 26 - 04:18 AM

martello rules

Jonathan Martello

"But it is a finely crafted and unusual horror story, one that may not find favor among audiences bled and bred on obvious shockers like "Halloween."

"Kubrick's scare tactics seem out of touch with today's audiences"

I don't know how you can honestly think that the modern audiences won't "favor" this movie. I went to a showing of it a couple months ago with a lot of young people in the audience and they were terrified. It is still one of the few movies to actually scare me

Oct 30 - 06:11 AM

Siege S.

Siege Sage

**** you Eleanor, the Shining is just another notch in the belt of a master.

Jan 28 - 04:17 PM

sid king

Siddhant Parkar

this critic has vaginal warts

Mar 29 - 03:26 AM

Arthur M.

Arthur Martirosyan

funny reference, yet very ignorant, uneducated and stupid at the same time, well done.

Apr 4 - 12:51 AM

Robert H.

Robert Holik

What the **** do women know about good movies anyway?

Apr 9 - 04:16 PM

movie chick

Dee Daa

really you f*cking moron? because a woman by the name of Diane Johnson wrote the screenplay with Kubrick.

Mar 4 - 12:51 PM

movie chick

Dee Daa

But I do agree this particular woman should no longer have a say in movies.

Mar 9 - 07:28 PM

UKnowImRight

Daniel Miranda

Get a job... oh wait,you already have one,HOW?

Apr 15 - 02:35 PM

american psycho

kevin morrow morrow

all work and no play made u a dumb *****

May 6 - 05:15 PM

Greaser L.

Greaser Leo

Oh what a witty comment, how clever (makes me want to slap you with a wet fish). Your review is total bullshit, but hey obviously some people are talk shit and you are proof.
All your comments are thus null and void.

Aug 2 - 04:34 PM

Greaser L.

Greaser Leo

Oh what a witty comment, how clever (makes me want to slap you with a wet fish).
Your review is total bullshit, but hey obviously some people talk shit and you are proof. All your comments are thus null and void.

Aug 2 - 04:35 PM

Ken

Kenneth W.

Hardy har har har.

Aug 5 - 02:00 AM

Quadzilla99

Aaron Yovanovits

Oh, I see what you did there.

Sep 13 - 05:55 AM

Burton

Burton K.

I agree with Eleanor.

Nov 15 - 03:31 AM

Alexander

Alexander Rysavy

And you have a Naruto character as a profile pic. You have instantly lost all credibility...

Dec 7 - 07:51 PM

Jonathan S.

Jonathan Sicard

HAHAHAHAHAHA! YES! TEAR NARUTO TO SHREDS!!!

Jul 6 - 06:00 PM

Niki S.

Niki Souls

Laughable review. If you really can't see the greatness of this movie, then you have a serious problem.

Apr 19 - 11:13 AM

Michael Hirakida

Michael Hirakida

Wow. Just ripping off a famous line and ruining it makes Elenar A Weird Critic and No Fun.

Jan 7 - 09:48 PM

David Jenny

David Jenny

even tho i dont agree with her review at all. thats a clever review

Feb 8 - 05:18 PM

2001 - A Space Odyssey

Andrew Andrews

Please don't call Stanley Kubrick a "dull boy" and rely on a parody of his film quote just to make your point.

It sets the bar very low for how seriously one can take you.

Apr 10 - 03:50 PM

D N.

D N

The climax of the horror wasn't Jack's obsessive "all work and no play" writing. It was when the evil at work in the place opened the freezer door for when it had before existed in minds alone. Perhaps you have never thought about the queer nature of subjective/objective duality a day in your life, hence the "confusion." You even look like Shelley a little...

Jul 29 - 10:18 PM

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