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Shutter Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 16, 2013
Shutter, which attempts to do for cameras what The Ring did for videocassettes, what Pulse did for computers, and what The Grudge did for grudges.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ali Gray
October 14, 2012
Avoid unless you've never seen a horror movie in your life or you just have very low standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 28, 2009 absolutely redundant piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 11, 2008
Out of the list of horrible remakes I've experienced in 2008, "Shutter" really isn't the worst one I've seen yet, but it sure does suck enough to rank up there...
Lucius Gore
August 4, 2008
... the film feels like a made-for-TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 19, 2008
Similar to a theme park ride that scares kids, this Asian horror film frightens only newcomers to the genre from which it practically bootlegs.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Steve Biodrowski
July 8, 2008
Shutter the latest photographic enlargement of an Asian horror picture, is clearer and sharper than many of its predecessors, but even the most expert re-touching cannot obscure the fact that we have seen it all before.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
June 30, 2008
Shutter features another pale, scraggly haired young woman a la The Ring haunting our protagonists. Yawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
June 29, 2008
paramenei eksisoy, an ohi kai perissotero flyaro ap' tin pigi tis empneysis toy. Apo tin opoia krata episis to megethos ton logikon almaton, oksynontas ta opoy mporei gia na klepsei merikes eykoles fantezi tromares, eno kseperna to prototypo sto epipono t
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 20, 2008
As pretty and bland as its lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 18, 2008
Yeah, this movie is a must avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Tony Horkins
Empire Magazine
May 16, 2008
Workmanlike at best; derivative, predictable and slightly dull at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Horkins
Empire Magazine Australasia
May 15, 2008
Workmanlike at best; derivative, predictable and slightly dull at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
May 15, 2008
It's an effective scary story that depicts women with spirit - on both sides of the divide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 12, 2008
It's all rather predictable, and often irritatingly derivative
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
April 17, 2008
SHUTTER should have been the scariest horror film since THE RING, but instead it was infuriatingly bad. This joins ONE MISSED CALL in the ranks of worst horror remakes of all-time and I highly recommend skipping this one for the original...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Morgan
April 1, 2008
The latest in the downward spiral of remakes
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 30, 2008
Are more of these Asian remakes in the offering? I "Shutter" to think.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 28, 2008
What happens is the same as every other J-horror remake only less so, at least in part because it stars Rachael Taylor and Joshua Jackson instead of actual famous people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
March 28, 2008
No one needs a telephoto lens to see what's coming in Shutter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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