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Shut In (2016)



Critic Consensus: Fatally undermined by a clichéd, confused plot and a total absence of thrills, Shut In wastes its talented cast -- and viewers' time.

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SHUT IN is a heart-pounding thriller starring Naomi Watts as a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. When a young boy Mary (Watts) is treating goes missing, and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that his ghost is haunting her and her bedridden son.

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Oliver Platt
as Dr. Wilson
Tim Post
as Sheriff
Anton Chevier
as Stephen (5 Years Old)
Thomas Macedo
as Stephen (9 Years Old)
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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (10)

There isn't one genuine thrill in the whole thing. I've had bigger scares from my goldfish bowl.

November 16, 2016 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
New York Observer
Top Critic

As Mary loses sleep, her paranoia worsens, yet Christina Hodson's monotonous script fails to make Mary's psychological struggles feel any more severe than a case of misplaced keys.

November 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Watts gives her all to this overheated nonsense, but is powerless to make emotional sense of what turns out to be the story's twisted central relationship, and ends up being just another fiercely maternal damsel in distress.

November 13, 2016 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

This hokey horror film should have stayed cooped up.

November 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

In this achingly inept thriller, you will see Naomi Watts do what she can to sell a plot of such preposterousness that the derisory laughter around me began barely 20 minutes in.

November 12, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, scads of cliches appeared on the horizon.

November 11, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Shut In

This movie has little suspense and surprises, it tires to replace those with jump scares. Watts acts great although the character she is playing is not that deep or intelligent at times. It is a good twist but it was poorly executed, the one thing that stands out are some of the shots (good cinematography).

Jarrin Rozenblad
Jarrin Rozenblad

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Shut In is just basically what it tries to do. It attempts to scare people poorly and terribly at the way too. Just another low-quality horror bait. Don't watch.

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