Shut In - SHOWTIMES


Shut In - SHOWTIMES (2016)


Shut In

IMDB - Score
4.4/10
(1683)
Release Date:
11.11.2016
Genre:
Drama, Thriller
Director
Cast:
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Synopsis

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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Howard Copeland ( 2017-02-14 )

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

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Audrey Nelson ( 2017-05-01 )

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. ..



Marcos Barker ( 2017-04-20 )

There's no reason to watch this one.
 

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Clinton Lewis ( 2017-03-10 )

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

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. ..



Julio Strickland ( 2017-02-11 )

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

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.



Marcos Barker ( 2017-02-20 )

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). ..



Tomas Cole ( 2017-03-08 )

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

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Flora Greer ( 2017-04-04 )

If you care about yourself, run away from this movie as fast as you can
 

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.



Leona Wallace ( 2017-04-30 )

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

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Jonathon Watkins ( 2017-04-06 )

Why not ?
 

Firstly I usually enjoy everything Naomi Watts acts in. If not for her this movie would not be worth watching. The plot is in turns predictable, preposterous, clichéd and over simplistic. Although it is quite scary at times. Naomi who is very pretty and should get better roles than this plays a psychologist who lives in a rural Maine town. Her husband is killed in an accident which leaves her stepson paralyzed. This stepson is played by Charlie Heaton and he does look suitably troubled teen. She has to care for him and looks after children with problems including a deaf boy played by Jacob Tremblay from Room. She starts to think she is losing it when strange things start happening. The twist from supernatural to slasher is when things get bad. Why would the villain be such a homicidal maniac? You know which one of the supporting cast is toast pretty quickly. The ending is so formula. Quite a let down.



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