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Year
1980
Runtime
146 min.
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Drama, Horror
Rating *
8.4
Votes *
532,339
Checks
88,118
Favs
8,582
Dislikes
361
Favs/checks
9.7% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    The horror aspect has been severly muted by age and familiarity, but the movie is still impressive as a study of a character's slow decent into madness and as a technical achievment from its maestro director Stanley Kubrick. 3 years 10 months ago
  2. IreneAdler's avatar

    IreneAdler

    Pretty scary and atmospherical. Loved Nicholson's acting and the hotel... the great floors and corridors and the maze outside just added to the creepy feeling... and one of the major appeals of the movie is probably the fact that you're never quite sure what the heck is actually going on. Cool! 2 years 6 months ago
  3. tommodee's avatar

    tommodee

    This is one of my all-time favourite films. It is important, however, to note that it took me a few viewings to really appreciate it -- ultimately, I watched it alone, in the dark, and with headphones on. I feel like that is the only way you are going to experience a horror film the way it was supposed to be.
    Also, I personally thought it was a lot better than the book. I have only seen the UK release version -- supposedly the US release is slightly more overt in it's paranormal subject matter -- and I found it far more memorable because it wasn't so clear cut what was happening.
    3 years 4 months ago
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