Shutter Synopsis
Following a terrible accident, newlyweds discover ghostly images in the photographs they develop.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Surprisingly effective supernatural tale in which there's more to fear from the living than the dead.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Shutter has the look and feel of a proper J-horror film. Tokyo is seen as a series of gloomy gun metal skies. And the acting is more...
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50

Boston Globe

If Shutter is any indication, the reputation of professional photographers is still on the wane. Not only are photographs creepy, the film...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

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Seems like a technological regression.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Genuine scares are few and far between, and the climactic explanation for the ghost's appearances comes as something less than a revelation.
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40

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A blandly cast and crafted remake of the same-titled 2004 Thai pic that itself emulated J-horror norms, which seemed a lot fresher back...
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40

The New York Times

The director, Masayuki Ochiai, conjures textbook J-horror miasma: clammy clinical interiors; overcast skies; diffuse cityscapes. He also...
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38

San Francisco Chronicle

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Fans of J-horror (for Japan, where the genre was born; its conventions have since spread to South Korea and Thailand) will find Shutter...
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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Asian horror remakes are typically not screened for critics, and Shutter is no exception. The studios know what they have: watered-down,...
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
The very Thai-specific charms that made the original Shutter such an unforeseen, unpredictable delight when I first saw it – and when I...
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WASTE OF TIME - UNIMAGINATIVE.

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I SAW THE FREE PRESS PREVIEW LAST NIGHT. AND IT IS TIME BETTER SPENT DOING SOMETHING ELSE. NOT EVEN WORTH RENTING. JUST ANOTHER RUN-OF-THE-MILL 'JAPANESE-TYPE' SCARY FLICK THAT HAS LOTS OF FALSE...

Missed The Mark

By stinkipopkorn
Could have been a lot scarier. Seemed like a good premise for a movie. A couple of scenes could generate some jumpiness from viewers who are easily scared. The pacing of the movie started out slow...

If you like Japanese horror films

By gloryb2u
This one is definitely for you! It had the perfect balance of storyline and suspence. There was a good amount of twist in the story line. I'm normally pretty good at having everything figured out and...

Surprisingly good!

By babygirl32
This movie was unpredictable and had several unexpected twists. It kept me on my seat with suspense and I loved that! This movie was far better than I expected it to be. I would recommend highly to...

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By chailmintz
Like the Grudge - lots of suspense....

Pretty good and chillin'

By PatO89
pretty good and shillin' moments at various scenes...all in all...it was an ok movie:)...

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By furndog44
Great movie...very scary...

Similar to The Grudge movies

By memphisanalyst
This movie is very similar to the Grudge movies, but it's not quite as intense. I enjoyed it, but my friend thought it was better saved as a rental. If there's nothing else great showing in the...

Definitely a must go!

By K to the J
It seems like a lot of people are saying they don't like this movie, but me and my boyfriend think this was one of the best horror movies we've seen in a while. He was terrified, way more than I was...

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By movieloverrow14
Oh man, this movie had such potental.... a kick A story line about ghosts appearing in a still picture... cool right? Sounds like a awesome story that COULD go far. But fell flat half way though! ...

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Rated PG-13 | For terror, disturbing images, sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Bad script, so-so scares mar Asian horror remake.
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