Shut In Reviews

February 23, 2017
It's low-key and modestly budgeted, but perfectly well made, and Watts maintains a cool and steady presence.
Top Critic
November 16, 2016
There isn't one genuine thrill in the whole thing. I've had bigger scares from my goldfish bowl.
November 15, 2016
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 13, 2016
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 12, 2016
This hokey horror film should have stayed cooped up.
November 12, 2016
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 11, 2016
It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, scads of cliches appeared on the horizon.
November 11, 2016
The presentation is dull, the plot is plodding, and the characters are sketches of people we've seen in better films.
November 11, 2016
The big twist is so ridiculous that viewers will more likely find themselves laughing at its sheer silliness than reeling from its dramatic rug-pulling.
November 11, 2016
"Shut In" is more effective as a 90-minute commercial for the L.L. Bean aesthetic than as a pseudo-psychological thriller.
November 8, 2016
This is a disappointing waste of good acting talent, coupled with a very pedantic and not very intriguing story from first-time screenwriter Christina Hodson.