Shutter (2008)

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 19, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Being a remake of a Thai horror film instead of Japanese doesn't prevent Shutter from being another lame Asian horror remake.

Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

Will the next terror-minded remake involve a possessed telegraph machine or a grudge-minded ox and cart? Neither option could be any lamer than the shock-free Shutter.

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Rafer Guzman

At some point in Shutter you will probably lose count, along with your patience, but the film will keep right on going.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Shutter, which attempts to do for cameras what The Ring did for videocassettes, what Pulse did for computers, and what The Grudge did for grudges.

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

With Shutter, that nerve-tingling soundtrack gets heavy use almost from the beginning of the movie. It becomes tiresome.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Though a presentation of 20th Century Fox, Shutter has the look and feel of a proper J-horror film.

Ali Gray

Avoid unless you've never seen a horror movie in your life or you just have very low standards.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Shutter is seriously short on shudders.

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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe

If Shutter is any indication, the reputation of professional photographers is still on the wane. Not only are photographs creepy, the film suggests, but so are photographers.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews absolutely redundant piece of work...

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
The latest in a long list of Japanese horror films remaded for American audiences. Not bad not great just there. Will get around to check out the original at… More
Alex roy
The Shutter remake is yet another attempt to remake a good Japanese horror film into a crappy not so original or scary film for a tween audience. A sorry film… More
Bethany Murphy
Scary but a pretty bad storyline!
Stuart Brooks
Its ok but the original is so much better
Lee ?
Inferior remake of the super-creepy Thai original from 2004. I say inferior but to be fair it was not too bad. Having seen the original version I knew the story… More
Richard C