Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: May 23, 1980 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 12 Critics
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Boston GlobeBruce McCabe
When you sit down to The Shining, you sit down with normal expectations of being diverted, perhaps even being gripped, but not being undermined. But the film undermines you in powerful, inchoate ways. It's a horror story even for people who don't like horror stories - maybe especially for them. [14 Jun 1980, p.1]