2008-06-27 10:35
What it's about: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate, only to learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved – and that a past mistake can lead to an eternity of vengeance.

What the critics say:

"The latest in the downward spiral of remakes."
Jason Morgan,

"Running a slim 85 minutes, Shutter could easily lose two reels and still make sense."
Alex Markerson, E! Online

"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."
Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly

"Shutter is a ghost story free of logic and spirit, representative of everything that's wrong with so much of current mainstream studio fare."
Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine

"Shutter is a movie that's a few years behind its time, maybe even a few decades."
Dan Lybarger,

"Asian horror remakes are typically not screened for critics, and Shutter is no exception. The studios know what they have: watered-down, lifeless shells of motion pictures devoid of characters, drama, or anything remotely resembling horror."
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"A blandly cast and crafted remake of the same-titled 2004 Thai pic that itself emulated J-horror norms, which seemed a lot fresher back then. Low on real scares, atmosphere and character."
Dennis Harvey, Variety

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A young photographer and his girlfriend find ghostly images in his photographs.

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