Shut In
Shut In (2016)

SHUT IN is a heart-pounding thriller starring Naomi Watts as a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. When a young boy Mary (Watts) is treating goes missing, and is presumed dead, she becomes… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 11, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2017
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fatally undermined by a clichéd, confused plot and a total absence of thrills, Shut In wastes its talented cast -- and viewers' time.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

There isn't one genuine thrill in the whole thing. I've had bigger scares from my goldfish bowl.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This hokey horror film should have stayed cooped up.

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Brooke Corso
The MacGuffin

By the third act, we have seen so much of so little that the outcome leaves everyone shortchanged.

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Zachary Shevich
Time Out

As Mary loses sleep, her paranoia worsens, yet Christina Hodson's monotonous script fails to make Mary's psychological struggles feel any more severe than a case of misplaced keys.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

In this achingly inept thriller, you will see Naomi Watts do what she can to sell a plot of such preposterousness that the derisory laughter around me began barely 20 minutes in.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

It's the audience that gets locked into a "deep vegetative state."

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Watts gives her all to this overheated nonsense, but is powerless to make emotional sense of what turns out to be the story's twisted central relationship, and ends up being just another fiercely maternal damsel in distress.

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Joe Leydon

It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, scads of cliches appeared on the horizon.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Shut In feels unfinished and scrappy. If you want to watch Watts wriggling around naked and bound in a bathtub, it may entertain you for five minutes, but the only thing that's scary about it is the waste of talent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
Naomi Watts stars in the intense (and somewhat stereotypical) psychological thriller Shut In. The story follows widowed mother and child psychologist Mary… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
This movie has little suspense and surprises, it tires to replace those with jump scares. Watts acts great although the character she is playing is not that… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
Shut In is just basically what it tries to do. It attempts to scare people poorly and terribly at the way too. Just another low-quality horror bait. Don't… More