The Shining (1980) Synopsis
THE SHINING. Jack Nicholson takes a job as winter caretaker at an enormous mountain hotel, where he goes with wife Shelley Duvall and son Danny Lloyd in the hope that snow and solitude will bring him peace of mind. He finds just the opposite,...
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Movie Reviews

Five Word Review

By redyeah
Jack Nicholson is crazy creep...


By karensaucedo
There is no way to film what happens in the book so the story is changed in places to achieve the same degree of !!!! But, it doesn't work. A typical Stephen King book makes you care for the...

Classic Horror Film

By indewrtr88
Although Stephen King was not thrilled by Stanely Kubricks interpertation, this is definitely one of his best masterpieces. This movie leaves a lot to the imagination. Is Jack's character really...

The Shining

By squeakygreen1
I love this movie. Classic Jack Nicholson. Really fun to see again....

The Shining

By DInorahplacer
Not scary, but creepy........great for the Halloween holiday! A classic!...

Soooooo Amazing!!!!

By james544
It was awesome to be able to watch this in the theaters. I noticed so many more details and the music and visuals were so much more striking in this context....

Jack is a freak

By probs
This movie builds a sense of fear and dread like few others can. Not sure if Nicholson was acting. He is amazing....

my shinig review

By lord-o-movies
THE BEST HORROR FILM EVER MADE how can anyone give ths film a bad review every thing about this movie is perfect....

The Shining

By KelleyMac
Great Movie - first time I have scene it on the big screen...


By Chickenlover/77
What can I say, one of the greatest horror movies of all time. I love the length of the movie, which allows for cuddling up a lot if you watch with your favorite person....

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Rated R | For violent scenes
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Kubrick's suspenseful horror classic is violent and dark.
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