The Shining

Movie review by Kevin John Bozelka, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Kubrick's suspenseful horror classic is violent and dark.

R 1980 144 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 86 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 397 reviews

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age 14+

Intense, Psychological and Scary Kubrik Classic.

Violence: 5/5- The film is about Jack's decent into madness which is very disturbing. A man tries to kill his wife and son with an axe. Killing with an axe, not overly bloody. Blood rushes out an elevator, the scene is shown a few times but only lasts a few seconds. Scary twins, who are creepy characters and are shown covered in blood with wounds. Scary naked rotting lady in a bathtub. Bruses on a child. Implied abuse. Injury detail. A murder suicide is described. Reference to cannibalism. Sex 3/5- Nudity, though the scene is scary not sexy. Kissing. Mostly off screen oral sex from a man in a bear suit to the bar tender. The scene only lasts 3 seconds. Language 4/5- Frequent use fu*k, shit, asshole. Drinking, Smoking, drugs 4/5- Implied that a man used to be an alcoholic. Drinking and smoking. Role Models: 4/5 Wendy is strong and will do anything to protect her son. Great film, which will leave you in a way frightened. Excellent camera work and a career defining performance from Jack Nicholson.

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