The Shining

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  142 min.
Release Date: May 23, 1980

Current rating: Rating: 4.47
based on 114 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel


A married couple (Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall) with a small son are employed to look after a resort hotel high in the Colorado mountains. As a result they are the sole occupants during the long winter. The hotel manager warns them not to accept the job because of a tragedy that occurred during the winter of 1970.

Based on the book by Stephen King.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson

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  • 5 stars "Kubrick's masterpiece of modern horror is disturbing and impeccably crafted. A labyrinth of fascinating complexity. The greatest horror film ever made."
  • 5 stars "How can people give 5 stars to new crap on here and somehow this classic has 3 stars? It's 5 all the way."