Reviews

Dec 19, 2021
He's always been the caretaker. Yet he's not fully aware, unlike Phil in Groundhog Day, who improves himself over what could be millions of years. (An aside from Harold Ramis about that story's duration.)
Feb 16, 2021
A true masterpiece.
Feb 10, 2021
Each viewing reestablishes The Shining as one of the greatest horror movies of all-time.
Dec 26, 2020
I have never watched The Shining and not been blown away. It's an absolute clinic in atmosphere, tension, family drama, production design, cinematography, and so much more.
Sep 7, 2020
Primarily about building an atmosphere and a feeling of unease; something could pop out at any second, but it doesn't have to in order to startle viewers.
Aug 2, 2020
(1980 Review) Aside from an occasional flash of brilliance it is tedious and, the fatal blow, not all that scary.
Dec 10, 2019
It just didn't speak to me. I thought it was way too long and a little too slow in pace.
Dec 10, 2019
One of the best movies of all time...my favorite Kubrick film.
Nov 19, 2019
...one of cinematic history's most lauded horror films.
Nov 6, 2019
The classic Stanley Kubrick film isn't just scary - it is also, in its own odd way, defined by a hopeful perspective on life and death.
Sep 26, 2019
[The Torrence's] night of anarchy, spearheaded by Nicholson's ferocity, has become one of cinema's most iconic and deranged events.
Sep 24, 2019
It's an interesting movie, but not the ultimate work in its genre that some expected from one of the great directors.
Sep 24, 2019
Nicholson gives the performance of his life here, subtly changing from a vaguely defeated family man to a maniacally leering American version of Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible.
Sep 24, 2019
Kubrick takes the trash material of the book so seriously, giving us optical purity, frame by languorous frame. But the material can't support that kind of handling, and we're denied the few simple pleasures we expect from a scare movie.
Sep 5, 2019
[It] Kubrick's gallows humor, which was always about confronting and critiquing his audience's baser impulses: reinventing The Shining as a slapstick comedy about murderous patriarchal insecurity is a daring move.
Aug 15, 2019
Kubrick gives Shelley Duvall's persona depth and importance.
Aug 14, 2019
Stanley Kubrick's efforts to mix fantasy and reality are resolved too often in overused scenes of the persecuted kid, threatened woman, loud effects, and a deluge of blood. The result is an excessively calculated and distant film. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jul 17, 2019
For the stout-hearted, The Shining is definitely worth seeing for Nicholson's performance as well as Kubrick's fancy camerawork.
Jul 17, 2019
Kubrick is master of visual images, and many of the scenes display his brilliance. But much of the suspense ends in anti-climax, and Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall seem over-extended in trying to maintain the terror.
Jun 19, 2019
The Shining is a bonafide classic. By this point, almost every scene is so iconic, the experience of watching it - truly watching it - feels something like devouring a Greatest Hits collection.