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Take Shelter (2011)
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Summary: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (imdb)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Directed By: Jeff Nichols
Written By: Jeff Nichols
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na Dean Franz
90
T9
My natural instinct is to put this down as merely a dose of heartland paranoia and "just-add-water"-spirituality, but my non-Redneck leanings aside, this film has the austere appeal of a late Johnny Cash song and needs to be appreciated as such. And any movie that concludes with a song by Nichols is fine by me. (Dickish review, I know, but I trust my fellow critickers are gonna cover all the important allegory-territory and the fact that Shannon is the fucking man, so forgive me my lazyness.)
na lotr-sam0711
90
T9
na nmiller3494
83
T7
na cryptosicko
73
T5
na saguara
75
T7
na teckgecko
80
T9
na Watashi
90
T9
na Toriko
77
T7
na sundaygirl
85
T8
na Nygaard
75
T8
na Bo Berry
85
T8
na korbenPL
59
T8
na DePalma
74
T8
na PipoAlpuche
79
T2
na puchi
80
T6
na Benad99
75
T6
na jmejay
78
T5
na mxr110
65
T5
na xeorg
78
T8
na Ytadel
52
T5
It would make many film critics physically attack me to hear me say so, but over the years the tropes and cliches of indie arthouse character studies have become almost as codified as those of slick summer blockbusters. Chilly dinner table scenes? Check. Protagonist having a third act freakout scene? Check. Abrupt, ambiguous ending? Check. Dream sequences galore too. Loved Michael Shannon's performance (it's a shame he's almost forced to underact on Boardwalk Empire) and the score though.
na x@nder
80
T10
na FrankHowley
80
T8
na apuma
60
T4
na Kiddo
82
T8
na gatgotachi
86
T7
na WuGambino
85
T9
na otekiadam
85
T9
na !Marx
77
T7
na RedBarry
80
T7
na Zipster
80
T6
na Angliche92
44
T2
YAWN
na Nick Hamden
60
T6
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na Hennimore
90
T10
na worleyjamers
87
T10
One of the best films of 2011. A brilliant film in every way. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain give Oscar caliber performances in this emotional drama. The last 30-40 minutes are the most intense I've ever seen. I absolutely loved it!
na busesoysall
70
T8
na sergiosp
89
T9
na Emma_Zunz
87
T8
na merman
83
T8
na agalloholic
78
T7
na SanderAP
81
T7
na Temptershell
90
T10
na Akira
85
T8
na Teck
63
T6
na yamface
7
T8
na mCihhh
80
T9
na itsirc
90
T10
na Kerfoot32
63
T9
na peekingpanda
75
T10
na natebarrios
80
T8
na PepeCamello
60
T6
na TechKnee
85
T9
na ArticSounds
89
T10
na orkunersin
75
T8
na yoohoo
85
T9
Powerful acting by Shannon. Excellent story and very well done overall. Curtis is the kind of character who may seem slightly obnoxious in his mystery, but he's a believer.
na gunes
75
T3
na zurnzurn
50
T3
na pedromga
70
T6
na zodiac
98
T7
na lockstock
29
T6
na funkydame
20
T10
na Rotten Users
81
T8
na nfrederickx
85
T10
na frederic_g54
90
T10
(2nd viewing) Wow, Shannon plays his heart out as Curtis; I was shaken by my willingness to identify with his growing torment which speaks volumes about both his performance and the film's veracity. Just a knockout of a film that had me glued to my seat, unfolding like a waking nightmare while subtly yet brilliantly building up to one of the most intense climaxes of recent years. A great film from an exciting filmmaker, despite the climax not holding up well after a rewatch.
na cloque
10
T10
na walkabout
74
T8
na nuotio
59
T7
na still
80
T9
na atticuszink
10
T10
na Bunken
90
T10
Shannon own this movie...
na DanCook
85
T7
na KeanuGrieves
10
T10
A riveting thriller disguised as a quiet indie drama; one of the best films of 2011. (Full review: http://tinyurl.com/8y49e3y)
na bookhouseboy
37
T5
#12#, reviews, story
na almanccc
80
T8
na Onix Verumi
90
T9
na bentien
85
T10
Aside from the schematic feel of the dream sequences this is a terrific film with superb performances, intense atmosphere and clever use of different genres.
na dgstan
80
T5
na ohno6345
60
T6
na Tester
81
T9
na DaeSanye
5
T4
na Vasily
60
T3
na funkybusnss
60
T4
na avdibeg
66
T4
na RaymundLi
85
T9
A rich and complex portrait of both madness and the uncertainty of these times. Nichols captures feelings of creeping dread and growing panic with precision. And Shannon, of course, gives a marvelous and surprisingly restrained performance.
na Grouchy
88
T9
na negativland
80
T9
na dequinix
60
T6
na p00q
90
T10
na catfacer
90
T9
na kakivsjok
70
T5
na router314
86
T8
na FallenAnzel
82
T6
na JBIRD
89
T8
na damil
70
T7
Iím not quite sure what to make of this one. Some of the scenes were awesome. They were dark, scary, unnerving, intenseÖ But a lot of it was rather slow-moving and with little happening in it. Iím not necessarily saying thatís a bad thing, but I donít know how well they worked together. It was well-shot and looked beautiful and it did captivate me. Good performances all around, especially from Michael Shannon.
na Henrik
85
T9
na rant1229
3
T5
na kaythreetwo
82
T8
na MSoprano
74
T5
na PaulMorel
81
T7
na LB94
82
T8
na FutureCritic
88
T9
na Leafs81215
85
T10
na iztuzu
14
T1
na trip9
80
T7
na cbaarck
90
T9
na sennacherib
40
T1
na geckoteck
81
T9
na quez2go
75
T6
This is a cool, unusual movie with great performances from Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon. Jeff Nichols builds the tension in this film so well, it will really suck you in to its world. I urge skeptical people to give this movie a watch.
na machanstyle
80
T10
na Badger
90
T7
This is one helluva indie film. Solid acting once again from Michael Shannon, great paranoid tone.
na bal3x
90
T10
na abdtab91
75
T5
na pjdevitt
81
T4
na Timoteo77
80
T6
na tranver
90
T9
na apataca
79
T9
na jewellrunner
88
T9
na oracle2b
60
T3
na d_drudges
70
T9
Take Shelter shows us a man who is finally becoming unhinged trying to deal with the social life in a modern capitalistic society, and the schizophrenic realities inherent in it. Michael Shannon is amazing as the unwitting protagonist. I had problems relating to the shelter building plot device, but that's probably due to me being from somewhere where major storms can't happen.
na woofat
90
T9
na cdmeaders
85
T8
na Ibn Salami
5
T2
na Guernica
45
T5
Chocolate Rain: The Movie
na fenixdown
84
T9
na xaninof
86
T10
na handsoflight
65
T3
na Cloudynow
67
T5
na Tjekhov
75
T8
na jjackson80
66
T8
na wokhedinn
65
T7
Shannon and Chastain deliver top notch performances in a film better suited as an hour long TV episode than a two hour feature. Nichols has a solid idea in place and executes it well when he has time, but more often than not the script is just lengthening things out early on in some vain attempt at building character. If you can make it past the lengthy first act you'll reach an emotional finale with a gorgeous score. But making that far may not be worth the journey.
na lethias
70
T3
na cranky
84
T10
na annaleepea
95
T10
na jindroush
70
T6
na Timmer
79
T8
na Winternight
60
T7
na exolstice
97
T10
na spygliuz
85
T8
na jodamico
82
T9
na arirang
89
T8
na filmcricket
86
T10
na axleblaze
90
T8
na avgcrtckr
73
T10
na wikke
90
T10
na kingofjew
80
T9
na thinkalot
93
T10
na Gordon Cole
96
T10
na pizdin_dim
78
T4
na Junior1919
94
T10
na ATLANTIS1
0
T6
na Ryan Lueders
72
T4
I can only describe this movie as depressing. From almost the very beginning you see the life of a man unravel because he believes his dreams about a storm that's coming will come true. He starts building a storm shelter and puts his family in debt, he loses his job and his family suffers. The movie moves at a glacial pace but having patience pays off as the ending is quite wonderful. I'm just not a fan of watching someone's depressing life for an hour and forty-five minutes.
na stojke.igor
30
T4
na lamborgini
59
T4
na eeeli
76
T4
na eumaios
80
T7
na eser
82
T9
na Ercan
6
T6
na ibnisabbah
82
T5
na PDMChubby
84
T9
Emotionally intense. Shannon and Chastain are absolutely fantastic in their performances. There's a little bit of on-the-nose symbolism, but it's easy to forgive. Also a lot of food for thought here about the state of the American mindset, both collectively and personally, and it means so much more because you get deeply invested in the characters.
na SpookyFox
79
T5
na justinhilton
80
T9
na icarusdive
90
T8
na jonnykuda
85
T7
na nickv
84
T10
na denizokan
86
T6
na Charlie
80
T8
na holycowbatma
95
T9
na captain
78
T8
na feelthefeeva
63
T9
na macab
80
T9
na camara
74
T5
na bogi
68
T4
na Kerc
21
T6
na rnest
7
T6
na wrigoo
70
T4
na fakhrabadi
80
T7
na ewp1994
85
T8
na SakiroQ
85
T9
na lenotchka
87
T8
na pigro
80
T7
na Zaba
96
T10
na justifiably
60
T3
na ljubljana
75
T5
na CatScandal
80
T10
na VTJoker
73
T5
na MrGreedy
91
T9
Great and engaging from start to finish. It left me thinking about the film for a few days after as it has a particular mood and atmosphere that's not quite horror, but disturbing never the less. Can't wait for the blu-ray release.
na gemtea
82
T7
na gaamst
80
T7
na TonyS.
81
T9
na moviereclee
8
T7
na jeffayle
65
T4
na kristna184
53
T4
na heidavey
85
T9
na Noblet
81
T7
Works as both a character study of an everyday man dealing with all kinds of familiar problems and as a super tense, excellently paced thriller. The acting is great all-around, and the imagery presented throughout the film is frightening and memorable.
na Mirelurk
80
T9
na Catt
95
T9
na johnhuss
90
T9
na ednorog
83
T8
na kordkarimi
74
T6
na Ram0n
82
T9
na AlphaBale
90
T10
na Petroleum
75
T7
A psychological thriller that really pays to watch. It's a look into the life of a man who doesn't know if he is going insane or can see something that no one else can. The acting is what seriously brings the movie home. A rare End-of-the-World genre movie done right.
na I'm prowler
50
T4
na fartblaster
80
T9
na ajitar
80
T5
na cgcore
62
T5
na jacub82
88
T10
na kylefilms
95
T10
na jfalldorf
88
T10
na guppy
65
T7
na DrinkMilk
68
T7
na Maruf Merru
70
T5
na kknnkk
0
T3
na Komond
70
T8
na fasoares
81
T6
na manifold
50
T4
na olric
88
T9
na ceyhun_mr
73
T7
na vocalise
77
T7
na Winston4th
86
T8
na zurrenarh
65
T6
na cimarron1400
60
T2
na lippecesar
70
T6
na Rckeller093
90
T7
na johnatanjj
89
T9
na Space Pope
90
T10
na MrsEmmaPeel
82
T7
na Steven32
100
T7
na ptkw
68
T2
na Choni
92
T10
na ecalder
72
T9
na Kylos609
77
T5
na ilyaoblomov
70
T8
na zerothh
70
T8
na kyle.loomis
8
T9
na Zeno
76
T8
na Rigters
80
T7
na nikolajrh
85
T10
na BillyShears
90
T10
"Now dont get me started on this economy!" Great lil slow burn. (This made a REALLY DARK double feature with the Muppets)
na DeadlyRaven
75
T8
na AVclub
9
T9
na arzinger
80
T9
na gwynplaine
75
T4
na chemical404
68
T8
Schizophrenia is my greatest fear so I bought into story and protagonist right away. Michael Shannon is great, and I guess he was an obvious choise for this role. I feel that the script needed some extra work on it - ambiguous ending in this case feels like a total cop-out.
na dmtls
90
T10
na jjrocketman
84
T9
na bluesman
90
T10
na TonyKB
85
T8
na NeoRaven
82
T9
na waddayanuts
75
T7
na olaf
90
T5
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