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Shut In (2016)

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A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives 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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Sheriff
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Anton Chevrier ...
Stephen 5 years old
Thomas Macedo ...
Stephen 9 years old
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A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives 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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Don't believe everything you see See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror and some violence/bloody images, nudity, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Presencia siniestra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,700,000, 11 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,883,951, 23 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,891,009, 29 December 2016
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2.35 : 1
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2013 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

The first time the mother puts the electrodes on the son his shirt is wide open on his chest from the above angle. Then during the switch to the side angle his shirt appears much less open, and then back to the above shot with it opened wide. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug: Hey. It's going to be okay.
Richard: Just tell me we're doing the right thing.
Doug: No, sweetheart, I know you want to fix this. It's what you do. But we've tried. All right? We've been trying and look where it's gotten us.
[looking over at their son waiting in the car]
Doug: And I think the space is gonna be good for him. For all of us. Besides, it's a good school. He'll be home by the end of the summer.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Shut In (2016) See more »

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Predictable thriller....
19 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Shut In is a rather predictable thriller that treads a well worn path.

That's not to say this is a poor film, its just that this concept has been recycled so many times, its become rather obvious whats happening and where its going.

Naomi Watts hands in a decent effort in the lead role and indeed, the cast in general hand in competent performances. The tension builds nicely but I felt, the reveal was too sudden and robbed the film of much of the scare factor that had been built up to that point.

The actions of the key character also seem a bit absurd at times as does the overall concept, which stretches credulity to a degree.

In short, not a bad film if you like a few scares but regrettably nothing terribly special either. Six out of ten from me.


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