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Shutter Reviews

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April 9, 2008
a rather boring asian horror
| Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 25, 2008
...ultimately comes off as yet another hopelessly derivative and downright interminable Asian creeper...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
January 14, 2008
The latest in the line of hairy hauntings, Shutter, for the most part conforms to expectations, although it has a pay off which lifts it above the pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julia Buckley
thelondonpaper
June 29, 2007
Shunning random carnage, this horror carries you with it to the final twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
June 29, 2007
Competently handled, decently acted and contains a couple of twists in the final reel that may give you a jolt.

Daily Mirror (UK)
June 29, 2007
Familiar though it may be, the film is well made and contains more than its fair share of supremely creepy moments, plus there's a clever twist near the end that you really won't see coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Jeffries
Total Film
June 29, 2007
If some of the shocks come off feeling as dated as last summer's Polaroids, it's a small price to play for a picture that manages to be scary and unsettling without resorting to cheap thrills and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 29, 2007
This reasonable Thai horror flick can't decide when and how its disgruntled wraith - female, as usual - is allowed to manifest herself.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 29, 2007
There's some scare-voltage here, and some cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
June 29, 2007
The first-time directors, Parkpoom Wongpoom and Banjong Pisanthanakun, might not have names that roll off the tongue, but they have a way of getting noticed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2007
Don't let the over-familiar nature of the plot fool you. This Asian horror thriller rises above its flaws to deliver a tightly constructed, affecting, and downright terrifying ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
June 29, 2007
Works best if you don't know where it's heading.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 29, 2007
The jury is out on whether we need another J-horror scare story, but it's not an open-and-shut case. And with the re-make in the works, the file remains open.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6

Empire Magazine
June 29, 2007
If you've seen Ring, Ju-On or Dark Water you should bring along your own scare ticksheet, but a last page show of heart makes Shutter a sobering cut above the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com
June 26, 2007
a tale of guilt, revenge and twisted love, set in a world that, for all its sanitised modernity, still remains haunted by fears that are primal and timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
May 3, 2007
Un buen ejemplo de terror asiático con algunos sobresaltos pero demasiado parecido a otros ya vistos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 29, 2006
Enviará o público para fora do cinema com a sensação de que, talvez, tirar uma simples foto não seja algo tão seguro como imaginava.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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