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Shutter (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Being a remake of a Thai horror film instead of Japanese doesn't prevent Shutter from being another lame Asian horror remake.

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A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

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Cast

Joshua Jackson
as Benjamin Shaw
Rachael Taylor
as Jane Shaw
Megumi Okina
as Megumi Tanaka
Daisy Betts
as Natasha
Pascal Morineau
as Wedding Photographer
Masaki Ota
as Police Officer
Hederu Tatsuo
as Police Officer
Rina Matsuki
as TGK Receptionist
Michiyo Kaneko
as Passenger on Train
Polina Kononova
as Studio Model
Yulia Ryzhova
as Studio Model
Mika Kinose
as Office Lady
Masakazu Nagakura
as Pachinko Parlor Employee
Shinji Furukawa
as Pachinko Parlor Customer
Maria Takagi
as Waitress at Japanese Restaurant
Tanya
as Model
Takao Toji
as Tokyo Doctor
Shizuka Fujimoto
as Tokyo Exam Room Nurse
Yutaka Mishima
as Ghost Magazine Layout Designer
Maiko Asano
as Mother on Train
Rei Sato
as Boy on Train
Homare Hasegawa
as Passenger on Train
Kei Hirosawa
as Passenger on Train
Koichi Kase
as Passenger on Train
Yasuke Kawarada
as Passenger on Train
Ayuko Koyama
as Passenger on Train
Konomi Moriyama
as Passenger on Train
Akira Sato
as Passenger on Train
Miyako Yamaguchi
as Passenger on Train
Runa Kozuka
as Girl in Park
Natsuki
as TGK Female Staff
Natalia Tsvetkova
as Brooklyn Nurse
Asya
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Graziela
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Ami Fujimoto
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Miki Hirono
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Ingrid
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Ananda
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Emiko Kondo
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Liana
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Tsukasa Minami
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Asami Momose
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Nadia
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Nadiya
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Natsue Orikawa
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Zoya
as Model in Adam's Photo Box
Julia G.
as Model in Headshot
Ira M.
as Model in Headshot
Natalia Si
as Model in Headshot
Akihiko Ando
as Restaurant Manager
Erik
as Adam Double
Andrew Durdey
as Ben Double
Anna Zorina
as Stand-In
Mark Chinnery
as Ben Double
Chie Yokomizo
as Megumi Double
Olga Alex
as Model in Headshot
Shiho Okamoto
as Megumi Double
Natalia Mokienko
as Jane Double
Yutaka Satoh
as Double Driver
Akihiro Shimomura
as Megumi's Father
Keisuke Nakajima
as Double Driver
Albert Smith
as Ben Double
Natalia Silkina
as Jane Double
Yulia Kozyritskaya
as Jane Double
Sho Nishino
as Megumi Double
Yutaka Someya
as Stand-In
Shigeru Kurihara
as Ritsuo Double
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Critic Reviews for Shutter

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (13)

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 26, 2008 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

With Shutter, that nerve-tingling soundtrack gets heavy use almost from the beginning of the movie. It becomes tiresome.

March 24, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Shutter is seriously short on shudders.

March 24, 2008 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Though a presentation of 20th Century Fox, Shutter has the look and feel of a proper J-horror film.

March 24, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4

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 24, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shutter

½

Scary but a pretty bad storyline!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Inferior remake of the super-creepy Thai original from 2004. I say inferior but to be fair it was not too bad. Having seen the original version I knew the story and twists but I tried to watch as if I didn't know. It definitely lacks scares and that creepy atmosphere the Thai version had, but the last 35 minutes or so it provides some decent chills of its own.

Lee ?
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

½

The Shutter remake is yet another attempt to remake a good Japanese horror film into a crappy not so original or scary film for a tween audience. A sorry film from start to finish, this film fails and is unremarkable. The film like all remakes relies on fancy CGI to build horror, but with a cast of has been teen actors, this film is plainly terrible. It was well made, but it failed to deliver anything scary. Watch the original instead.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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