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Summary A married couple 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. (Warner Bros.)

The Shining

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
68
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 1,141 User Ratings
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Summary A married couple 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. (Warner Bros.)

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
68
62% Positive
16 Reviews
31% Mixed
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8% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 26 Critic Reviews
68
62% Positive
16 Reviews
31% Mixed
8 Reviews
8% Negative
2 Reviews

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 1,141 User Ratings
8.7
92% Positive
1047 Ratings
5% Mixed
59 Ratings
3% Negative
35 Ratings

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 1,141 User Ratings
8.7
92% Positive
1047 Ratings
5% Mixed
59 Ratings
3% Negative
35 Ratings

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Production Company Warner Bros., Hawk Films, Peregrine, Producers Circle
Release Date May 23, 1980
Duration 2 h 26 m
Rating R
Tagline Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer.
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
• 2 Wins & 8 Nominations
Online Film & Television Association
• 2 Wins & 2 Nominations
Razzie Awards
2 Nominations