Alan's Review of The Shining

  • 21 months ago via Flixster
    The Shining

    The Shining (1980)

    The 142mins US theatrical version is admittedly slower paced but still gloriously atmospheric; fills in some narrative gaps with new scenes while adding a few stranger and more enigmatic ones - both to baffle and to admire in awe. Intricately composed, dramatically tense and often disconcerting, the film sets the standard and a high bar for future drama/horror films to beat. A beautifully horrible and horribly beautiful cinematic masterpiece.

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