Shut In - SHOWTIMES (2016)

Shut In

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A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

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Helen Henderson ( 2017-04-09 )

lame, boring, insipid, and insulting. a toxic combination for one of the worst of this year

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Mona Marsh ( 2017-01-29 )

Don't waste your time

Shut In represents the worst that the horror/slasher/stalker/thriller genre(s) have to offer, but it's also lame in the way that is all too common to screen writing. It's got a hackneyed story that for the first two thirds is dull as dishwater - deathly serious when it should be interesting, or at least giving us more with the character that Naomi Watts plays (or, I should say, passively inhabits until she gets her quick pay day for filming) - and then in the last third becomes atrocious as far as doing what I'm sure they thought of as "homage" to the Shining when it comes off as being a shallow and insipid rip-off. ..

Tyler Parsons ( 2017-04-05 )

There's no reason to watch this one.

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Alfredo Gomez ( 2017-01-31 )

A mish-mash of better films, Shut In a bland film........

This movie can be summed up in a single word: awful. The performances were phoned in, the plot was weak, and the premise was ridiculous. ..

Sophie Hudson ( 2017-02-23 )

"Shut In" is an entertaining thriller... for those who can look past its basic ridiculousness.

The beginning of this film has Watts' character suffering the sudden loss (in a car crash) of her husband, which seemingly sent his 15 years old son (her stepson) into catatonia. She then cares for him (despite the fact it was clearly established that he was aggressively violent toward her, and his father, and the three of them never got along with each other). Then, a small boy Watts is counselling disappears from her house, in the freezing cold winter in Maine. She then seems to be going mad, both searching for the boy, and blaming herself for her stepson's accident, which it turns out, was all an act by him to get attention from her, despite the fact that again, they didn't get along to begin with, so why does he suddenly care if she pays attention to him? Far too complicated of a setup, especially for a film which cannot decide where it wants to go, this then degenerates into a really lame combination of this year's The Boy (which was quite derivative of several other films), Halloween (during the hiding-in-the-closet climax), and The Shining, with Oliver Platt's character obviously standing in for Scatman Crothers' Dick Hallorann. Seriously, anyone who cannot figure what his fate will be is a moron. There is so little to say about this one because there is so little substance to anything here. None of its under developed plot threads make any sense, or go anywhere. Seeing Oliver Platter just kept reminding me of Lake Placid, and made me want to watch that again. That's a far better movie than this.

Matt Bridges ( 2017-03-17 )

Not what I expected, and that's not a good thing.

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Vickie Fields ( 2017-02-06 )

Why not ?

Child psychologist Mary is trying to put her life back together after losing her husband in a car accident. Her teenage son was in the same car and he's in a coma. Mary, who works from home, is given a patient, Tom, a boy grieving after his mother's death. When she's told Tom is being taken away, she doesn't agree that the move is the best thing for him. He escapes from custody during a storm and is presumed dead by authorities. Mary starts hearing his voice in her house and catches glimpses of him. But then more mysterious things happen as she's trapped in her isolated home during the storm....... What could have been a totally perfunctory little supernatural thriller starring a once prolific actress, turns into nothing more than a bland thriller that thinks it's something better than what it is. Watts sleepwalks through her performance as the troubled Mary,,and it's not surprising, because this film is so dark at times, it's really difficult to see what is going on. But it's all for the sinister effect of the overall product, isn't it? Platt pops up every now and again as Mr. Skype advice, but then turns all Scatman Crothers in The Shinjng come the third act, and you can probably guess what happens. But it's this huge, ridiculous twist at the end that makes the film so laughably bad, and it almost harks at an incestuous relationship. Instead of shocking the viewer, it almost turned my stomach, making me dislike this wretched film a little but more. If the thought of a once great actress walking around a dark house for ninety minutes with a look of disdain on her face throughout, then this may be your cup of tea. Watts must have needed some money quick, because heaven knows why she agreed to be in this ridiculous piece of work.

Darryl Roy ( 2017-01-25 )

The wonderful Naomi can barely save this - it's just too lousy a story

It has to be very difficult to care for a shut-in, especially when you're doing it by yourself, and even more so when you live in the middle of nowhere. You have very little support (physically or emotionally), which means you're probably very lonely, overworked, frustrated, you can't easily go out much and you don't have much of a life to call your own. Even if you love the person you're taking care of (as most, if not all caregivers do), it has to be extremely tough. That's the set-up for "Shut In" (PG-13, 1:31). ..

Pedro Hale ( 2017-03-18 )

Makes you crawl your eyes and ask "Really?" a lot

I hadn't heard of this film until yesterday, and all I saw was the poster. It looked fantastic and film noir'esque with the blinds and shadows, I was sold on that alone. I didn't want to watch a trailer and go in blindly cause the poster is supposed to represent what the movie is also. I do have the Movie Pass, so though I pay the monthly subscription fee for the service, I didn't actually have to pay to go in the door to see the movie which has led me to seeing some great films on a whim that I otherwise wouldn't have seen that I loved, I sometimes go twenty times a month to the movies, so going to this on a whim was not a rare occurrence. Plus I love Naomi Watts, ever since Mulholland Drive I've been a fan of hers. ..

Jessie Figueroa ( 2017-03-11 )

It had so much potential :(

This movie contents Naomi Watts, but we could speak of it as well about a chap with a thyroid gland enlargement who has a walk in its bathroom.It's so strange. And the director is laughing at you: there is no shut in in there, everything is dumped, no direction, neither actor nor actress, nor story... Actually it is rather on the contrary the spectator who is shut in by a kind of one nonexistent plot. Because it is really hard to witness a thing(trick) as "Oppression". Ther is just inside a naughty boy who gets excited a little too much at one moment, but we understand him seen for that this movie is so much worthless. On his rule I would have done the same thing and I would have kept the hammer under my pillow. Somebody said in the press movie critics that the whole looked like a failed Shining and it is all that we can say of this long thing as a thesis having for subject the intellect of a blond pin-up: why not ? For instance, it wants to look like Shining; but it fails a little as common car which wants to look like an Aston Martin DB4. Moreover, I don't care of this movie as Naomi Watts's line in this film. I have already exceeded the red line by writing these few lines, it is already far too much and I feel cornered. I just was to see this movie in order to see good parts. I also believed in a decent movie, your Honor, - at least funny - and that it would not be too intense in the end. Although I repent myself deeply currently . But especially, I also created this comment to help my brothers spectators who could fall in the is a cinema website serving you dear visitors 7/24 to give information about all movies, now playing movies, show location of nearest theaters and sessions, trailers of upcoming movies and information about actors and actresses, their biographies, videos and photographs. is the only interactive website where visitors can interact with each other using Facebook, Twitter and Google. is a global website using highly advanced web technologies and is served in 7 different languages apart from English and can give the visitors same service from the countries where these languages are spoken. Cinematheater is differented from his rivals by giving you an archive of 500.000 movies and is one of the websites where you can instantly find information about now playing movies in theaters.

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