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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 nfrederickx
85
T10
na Rachel
92
T10
na hellboy76
82
T10
Pretty brilliant film from Nichols. Shannon really gets to shine and Chastain is good in the sort of predictable confused wife role. I personally loved the ending.
na Jos
84
T8
na Onxapu
75
T9
na morozig
50
T5
na captain
78
T8
na parmesan
75
T5
na PerroNoche!
95
T10
na Cronos
100
T10
na Toke Za
70
T8
na Vdecraim
80
T8
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 tata
80
T5
na kathryn71
85
T6
na himsul
60
T3
na krulltott
80
T8
na pitn
90
T9
na gazpacho
80
T9
na itsirc
90
T10
na Vasily
60
T3
na killjoyperks
76
T9
na nikolajrh
85
T10
na jbissell
85
T8
na Barthalen
85
T10
A character drama that hits all the right notes, never becomes sappy and has some genuine tension to boot. Shannon is amazing, his pain and doubt ooze off the screen.
na verbal
87
T9
na FrankBooth
75
T4
na nyg500
81
T6
na PacayTree
81
T5
na scorvol
66
T6
na ozonepaul
96
T9
na jkathrens
77
T7
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 djaunb
78
T7
na whatismyname
75
T9
In a way it was predictable, but its one of those few films that possibly knowing what will happen doesn't affect the enjoyment. Been wanting to see more of Michael Shannon since first seeing him in Boardwalk Empire and he does a tremendous job in this role.
na Plaza
6
T5
na mephistophia
75
T8
na AaronMartin
90
T10
na Zelos
80
T5
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na Dogubomb
50
T6
na cosmocean
100
T10
na bmcguire
85
T9
na turumcu
75
T3
na CinematicESP
94
T10
The kind of film that leaves me feeling like things aren't gonna be okay, in the best way. Shannon and Chastain are acting forces to be reckoned with.
na psim
84
T9
na rgambra
70
T4
na mightysparks
75
T9
na exolstice
97
T10
na maul.77
80
T6
na smhdlk
82
T7
na Batmite
60
T5
na KINGOFLIMBS
82
T6
na pigro
80
T7
na adache
87
T10
na Paprika
8
T6
na OkkCoCa
95
T10
An undoubted work of genius. Tense, frightening, beautiful & touching, "Take Shelter" is indeed a rare concoction; mixing family drama, psychological exploration & possibly even a whisper of sci-fi!? The characters are brilliantly written, their relationships honest & real, with Shannon's performance absolutely staggering! The score is great too & there are several monumental scenes in this masterpiece from Nichols, but it was the epic final moments gave me goosebumps! Must see it again soon.
na jbyn
76
T6
na mert
90
T9
Be aware to Curtis names nowadays:)
na MrBug
85
T5
na burmashave
92
T9
na Jerky
60
T8
na Riptide0
95
T10
An amazing performance from Michael Shannon centers this intense drama. The film is very grounded and never gives much either way to show if he's insane or actually getting signs from above and the way Shannon handles the internal struggles of the character is amazing. The films also benefits from a solid supporting cast and directing as well as surprisingly beautiful shots and special effects. One of the best of the year.
na Kluuz
76
T4
na dudelaxer
90
T6
na incisor
75
T7
na Cinemafan91
65
T4
na corley
70
T7
na notsothinman
84
T8
na dumanx
6
T7
na Greg K
63
T5
na Electronic6
88
T9
na IMDBpredict
77
T9
na Supecte
85
T9
na tradingair
8
T9
na AAAutin
60
T8
na olla
8
T8
na tesla
78
T9
na moviereclee
8
T7
na Cantstopdrew
91
T10
na AndreasThau
75
T7
There is probably no one who can depict a mental downfall as Michael Shannon. He's got a capability of including his hole body in his acting, from top to toe. It's rather incredible how from just looking at him sitting at a table, you can tell whether he slept well! That to me makes the luring apocalypse in this film intense, interesting and credible.
na mark83
6
T6
na drreza
95
T10
na annie
80
T9
na d_drudges
70
T8
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 Simon M.
88
T9
na cwaits
87
T8
Whether this movie was about the dreams/apocalyptic storm on the way or a family dealing with mental illness and the willingness to cope and love, it still shined in my opinion. The acting and script were spot on. I am just frustrated that so many hate the ending or misinterpret it.
na MurphDick
90
T10
na fede
75
T6
na cory.nowacky
94
T10
na Bonbonrulz
35
T10
na sepid
98
T10
na Colten97
90
T5
na kylefilms
95
T10
na bobyang
90
T10
na Hans_Lucas
80
T6
na sagantyson
9
T9
na donofthedead
88
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 DeadlyRaven
75
T8
na Liz
68
T8
na Judo Koala
85
T10
The film is often overpowering in its emotional impact, thanks in large part to Shannon's role as a truly tormented, heartwrenchingly fragile family man (and his wife, tormented by association, but sympathetic all the same, played wonderfully by Chastain), and to Nichols's pace which begins as a slow-burn, and continues to a finale which is nearly suffocating in its anxiety and subsequent catharsis. Phenomenal stuff.
na sergebarber
50
T5
na Rozno
90
T8
na locutus266
82
T5
na pmcatra
85
T10
na glm
88
T9
87.500
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 bprosser10
8
T9
na Raf
65
T7
na buttercup
8
T8
na Air23
84
T6
na SirStuckey
85
T9
A slow methodically paced movie that does the best job of representing the onset of what a potential mental illness that I have seen. Like the main character the audience constantly feels like something horrible is destined to happen even though no one else believes it. The acting is top notch and the setting fits the mood perfectly. It was slightly overlong (which is accentuated by how slow the film is) and there are a few plot points I didn't care for, but it's definitely worth a watch.
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 router314
86
T7
na IDYmilkshake
87
T9
A truly shocking image of psychological madness and uncertainty. The dream sequences experienced by Michael Shannon are particularly terrifying, and certainly leave their mark throughout your viewing of the film, and even after. The performances of both Shannon and Jessica Chastain are superb, and their performances feed off of one another so well. Such a pleasant surprise.
na Suture Self
90
T10
I like Take Shelter because I'm an American and this movie is clearly about American apprehension and paranoia, or, specifically, the anxiety of becoming a father and starting a family in the modern-age, and the feeling you get from Jeff Nichols' story is a feeling that's very strong and very real, for many families and many people. An exciting work, because Jeff Nichols made this when he was only 32 years old, and hopefully has a promising future ahead of him.
na MGuN
6
T5
na vwgregov
80
T9
na saguara
75
T7
na ezpkns34
70
T9
na admzt
90
T9
na bfirem
45
T3
na r.Din
82
T10
na Zeno
76
T8
na NRM03
68
T7
na simhamukha
50
T2
na BugraK
85
T9
na Goratory
82
T9
na prowler
84
T8
Breathtaking at times. America needs more films like this one.
na gmartini
80
T7
na roma_fan
80
T4
na RapeyVessey
79
T9
The best American film of the year. "Take Shelter" is a lot deeper than it initially appears although the feeling of anxiety and unease is constant throughout, helped along by Shannon's incredible and subtle performance. It becomes so engaging and emotional at times, even to the point where it becomes hard to watch (in a good way) that I became too enveloped in what was going on and didn't read into the actual message, which will stick with you long after the end credits.
na servont
60
T6
na JLCME20
77
T7
na P u l p
76
T6
na rainingest
92
T9
na arzinger
80
T9
na Benasdfghjkl
70
T6
na Benblue
88
T8
na Luci
61
T4
na DrBroel
94
T10
na toby5
75
T6
na ajitar
80
T5
na Natachita
80
T9
na wokelstein
87
T8
na vfaronov
70
T5
na sebby
65
T5
na Mac is OK
83
T9
na DMCrimson
81
T7
na ludymylla
95
T10
na filmcricket
86
T10
na lilarc0r
91
T10
na PipoAlpuche
79
T2
na grogg
64
T4
na Icarus
70
T5
A tough film to review. The struggle that plays out in Curtis' life between the need for security and the desire for normalcy is dramatized very well. Shannon is great in the lead, while Chastain plays a believably confused yet supportive wife. However, the film suffers from a bit too glacial pacing, as well as a final sequence of shots which destroys the fundamental ambiguity that Nichols has so carefully constructed over the course of the film.
na rannydoscoe
90
T9
na WuGambino
85
T9
na ZombieBuffet
75
T10
na Gizmo
64
T6
na Mojo_Jojo
72
T10
It's very good but could have been something incredible with just a tiny bit more work.
na gonzalo
7
T6
na LittleJoeII
68
T3
na shalev
84
T8
na gulahgula
80
T6
na jakartan
78
T10
na antonydeniz
75
T8
na IMDb-byvotes
76
T8
na numan
89
T9
na robixsmash
50
T3
na nrm5
70
T9
na westborn
86
T10
na onuryilyang
75
T6
na Thejaff
90
T10
na dsjoerdsma
80
T9
na whitejeft
90
T8
na ewp1994
85
T8
na Mirdad
95
T8
na Johnny Mo
80
T9
The peak of both young director/writer Jeff Nichols and his fellow Michael Shannon.
na M.Robitussin
88
T6
pretty good. a little on the nose and predictable, but michael shannon and especially jessica chastain are fantastic. for most of the movie i really liked the score, but the song that plays over the end credits is fucking AWFUL. seriously bad. i wanna knock this down another five points for that song but that doesn't seem fair. oh, and people who are mad about the last scene are very silly.
na bown
90
T9
It's a wonderful mediation on the onset of mental illness, to start, but it's more than that - it's a comment on our society, and the anxiety and worry that can grip us all with the world in its current state. Shannon is a goddamn acting powerhouse, and Chastain is great as usual. Beautiful Malickian visuals, a fantastically unsettling tone, and a breathtaking final message. The best American film of the year. ps if you think the final scene means "he was right all along" you're mad dumb
na slayerdoll
74
T7
na DetoxP
1
T6
na Phelipe
95
T10
na raven77
4
T6
na DaeSanye
5
T4
na handsoflight
65
T3
na edrush
81
T6
One of the better portrayals of mental illness. Masterful performance from Michael Shannon. Didn't care for the ending.
na Lepra
79
T8
na kroolu
76
T6
na abdtab91
75
T5
na begoniabol
88
T10
The acting is exceptionally good, has some nice cinematography and I think it shows very well how it would be like to be schizophrenic. Has a few creepy moments (I'm a wuss) and the ending is perfect
na pinq09
73
T7
na adouble
95
T10
An absolutely phenomenal film. Michael Shannon gives an incredible performance as a man who might be losing his mind, and is terrified by the thought of that. He's backed up wonderfully by Chastain as his almost unbelievably supportive wife. The movie builds the tension continuously throughout, leading to an extremely appropriate finale. A true masterpiece.
na lumpnboy
80
T9
na PekkaVaino
55
T3
na ooh waffles
9
T10
na skotti85
81
T8
na ratedargh
100
T10
na Piglet
80
T10
Unsettling, and another accomplishment by Nichols, who most likely has a brilliant career ahead of him!
na Alyne
75
T7
na mellorine
80
T5
na WWallce4prez
83
T8
As does Curtis, the viewer gets a heavy feeling of impending doom as Take Shelter unfolds. It isn't always easy to watch, but the film's deliberate pace is unsettling as it is fascinating. Michael Shannon, once again, flexes his wonderful talent and Chastain caps off her amazing "housewife" year that was 2011.
na TheDiceman
70
T9
Shannon seems to have a remarkable talent for playing mentally deranged characters.
na beware
86
T7
na Empsall
70
T5
na jspidah
79
T9
na Leafs81215
85
T10
na bguij
90
T10
na Bryan C.
90
T8
na NunMak
83
T10
na Paulishness
75
T4
na outTake
20
T1
na Amember
7
T4
na nvcnancy
85
T6
na Alan_Laidlaw
87
T9
na Mattsdmf
83
T8
na ozanh
100
T10
na soxfandoug
75
T8
na NathanDarko
88
T8
na siowafc
25
T6
na b4con
96
T10
na Sardelynn
90
T10
na PeaceAnarchy
79
T6
It's a shame this never feels like a complete movie and stumbles towards its finale, because it does a very good job of setting the emotional tone.
na ujenetot
52
T3
na archivist
31
T2
na macab
80
T9
na isomotion
81
T7
na ppinocchio
81
T8
na alexandrsaar
89
T10
na ATLANTIS1
0
T6
na tumu90
91
T8
na yaisog
60
T5
na ANorthSiderA
90
T6
na woofat
90
T9
na joeblough10
66
T6
na jcarma
16
T9
na sparrowlab
100
T10
na irbis
90
T9
na kerolayn
81
T8
na manymoons
84
T8
na jamesford
94
T9
na sproost
63
T5
na luke.noise
93
T8
na DavidB
73
T4
na zuo
90
T9
na pedromga
70
T6
na Snazz
80
T9
Something is coming... take shelter! Shannon does a brilliant job portraying a man suffering from paranoia. He is driven by the sudden strong feeling that danger is looming and that he must protect his beloved family. Chastain delivers a strong performance as well, as his wife, who is affected greatly by his strange behavioural changes caused the psychological strain of his condition. So far one of the strongest drama productions of 2012 (Denmark), though perhaps slightly slow paced for 120 min.
na frbrown
50
T1
na JackDurden
9
T10
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