- Oct 2, 2018
The Shining is not a great film.
Vague and disjointed full of visual gimmicks and Nicholson at his hammiest.
Yes it does have a certain atmosphere but some of the schlock Hammer Horror films also had atmosphere.
Yes the sets and background are very well done.
But a great film?
There is nothing uplifting about films that portray madness and violence however well done
But maybe madness is your thing?
It sure ain’t mine.