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The Shining

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good Movie!

As a fan of Sephen King's book I went to the movie theater to see this movie back when it was playing in the theaters and despite not being all that faithful to the book I liked it and thought Jack Nicholson was great as Jack Torrance. By the way: I think it needs to be...
As a fan of Sephen King's book I went to the movie theater to see this movie back when it was playing in the theaters and despite not being all that faithful to the book I liked it and thought Jack Nicholson was great as Jack Torrance. By the way: I think it needs to be pointed out that Stephen King never actually said that he hated this version of the book. I watched an interview with him on TV and he said he thought this movie was visually stunning and very scary but that some important aspects of the novel were left out that really explained why this family was doomed. The psycological horror of the alcoholisim, etc.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

weak preformances

Shelly Duvall's portrayal of Wendy Torrance was to weepy and Jack Nicholson made Jack Torrance look evil from the start runining most of the movie.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    Although I am a dear fan of Stephen King novels and nearly all o

    Although I am a dear fan of Stephen King novels and nearly all of his works, this film was not the best. The portrayal of the book The Shining in this movie was amazing, but  the acting from the female leading role was atrocious.
    There are memorable moments in this film, but unless you are willing to slowly arise to the climax of  the story, you may not enjoy this film. It was not one that  kept me very interested, although Jack Nicholson's performance was significant at least.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The shining

    i didn't really like this movie as much as the book the book was better because it had a nice plot and it just gave you a nice visual. the movie was ok but the soudtrack was pretty good i thought but the actual film i didn't really like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    never looking at a hotel the same way again

    after watching this, good god was it creepy but love the camera work and those girls creep me out especially the young/old lady. eww. this is the story of a family, a hotel and one hell of a stay. redrum, redrum!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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