Shut In

2016, Mystery & thriller, 1h 31m

45 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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

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Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) is a widowed child psychologist who lives in isolation in rural Maine. The horrific car accident that killed her husband also left her 18-year-old stepson Stephen (Charlie Heaton) in a bedridden, catatonic state, leaving him completely dependent on her. When one of Portman's young patients vanishes without a trace, she becomes convinced that the boy's (Jacob Tremblay) ghost is now in the house as a dangerous ice storm starts to wreak havoc outside.

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  • Jun 29, 2017
    Naomi Watts stars in the intense (and somewhat stereotypical) psychological thriller Shut In. The story follows widowed mother and child psychologist Mary Portman who starts to question her sanity when one of her patients goes missing and she beings to have strange visions. Watts gives a very strong performance, really capturing the paranoia and terror of the character. And the director does a good job at using space; both in showing Mary's isolation in the country and her confinement in her house. But unfortunately the writing is rather weak, with a thin plot and underdeveloped characters. Shut In is suspenseful and has some frightening moments, but overall it's a fairly mediocre and formulaic horror film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2016
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2016
    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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