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A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.
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United StatesUnited States M
Peter Debruge
"A quasi-occult attempt to invoke the spirit of such a singular author (...) Shirley” positions Shirley Jackson as a shadowy supporting character in the story that bears her name"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
"Gubbins’ script is tart, verbally lively and neatly constructed, while director Josephine Decker keeps a very tight rein on things, adroitly mixing in tension, innuendo and dark humor"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
David Ehrlich
"A thrillingly delirious film about Shirley Jackson's poisoned writing process (...) [Josephine Decker is] one of the most feral, elastic, and vividly singular artists of contemporary American cinema"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Benjamin Lee
The Guardian
"There’s a lot here to digest (...) But for those willing to sink into the depths with Shirley, it’s a delicious journey down (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Carlos Aguilar
The Wrap
"Decker is a superbly imaginative director, which leaves one wishing her creative powers had pushed the film even further away from the constraints of reality (...) Still, she was an ideal choice to add an unconventional, nearly experimental edge to the project."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Chris Evangelista
"Moss is so good here it’s scary, playing Jackson as a raging, neurotic mess prone to fits of crippling depression and bursts of brilliance. She’s a force to be reckoned with."  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Meagan Navarro
Bloody Disgusting
"This is above all Elisabeth Moss’s show (...) Intelligent beyond measure and socially unrestrained, with a razor sharp tongue (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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