Shutter Reviews

November 18, 2011
March 26, 2008
Will the next terror-minded remake involve a possessed telegraph machine or a grudge-minded ox and cart? Neither option could be any lamer than the shock-free Shutter.
March 24, 2008
With Shutter, that nerve-tingling soundtrack gets heavy use almost from the beginning of the movie. It becomes tiresome.
March 24, 2008
Shutter is seriously short on shudders.
March 24, 2008
At some point in Shutter you will probably lose count, along with your patience, but the film will keep right on going.
March 24, 2008
Though a presentation of 20th Century Fox, Shutter has the look and feel of a proper J-horror film.
March 24, 2008
If Shutter is any indication, the reputation of professional photographers is still on the wane. Not only are photographs creepy, the film suggests, but so are photographers.
March 22, 2008
Asian horror remakes are typically not screened for critics, and Shutter is no exception. The studios know what they have: watered-down, lifeless shells of motion pictures devoid of characters, drama, or anything remotely resembling horror.
March 22, 2008
A blandly cast and crafted remake of the same-titled 2004 Thai pic that itself emulated J-horror norms, which seemed a lot fresher back then. Low on real scares, atmosphere and character.
March 22, 2008
Strictly perfunctory in its concept and execution, Shutter presents the usual series of spooky images of a deadpan female ghost showing up at odd times and moving in the slow, jerky movements that are de rigueur for the genre.