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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 dumanx
6
T7
na soraxtm
90
T10
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 Mazros
64
T4
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na Maruf Merru
70
T5
na Delek
93
T6
na Ralegend
40
T3
na Jos
84
T8
na cnorkun
50
T1
na jgreenwood
80
T9
na Teovern
62
T5
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 Ofterdingen
81
T10
na N_B
70
T6
na sproost
63
T5
na Mac is OK
83
T9
na amccaffrey
81
T8
na sonique
52
T3
na Warren
86
T8
na sarm2005
70
T6
na steve5
70
T5
na pzingg
90
T7
Stylistically cliche, but rates at least a 90 for the marvelous script that crosses the line on so many 2010 topics: climate change, terrorism and its effects on the paranoid US political culture, mental illness, America's shitty healthcare system wholly inadequate for families with disabilities, economic impossibilities for the middle class, etc.
na Trooth
80
T9
It's a pretty slow-moving movie, but it's very good at building tension. It's pretty rare to see a movie where the ending was approaching, and I legitimately didn't know what was about to happen.
na interworld
4
T10
na Henrik
85
T9
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 themadelf66
79
T7
na dequinix
60
T6
na viva hate
7
T6
na alexandroid
75
T7
na xhotarux
63
T2
na diogorma
9
T10
na mjf333
83
T7
na Ariaz
83
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 tenhas
85
T9
na Steven32
100
T7
na JohnSandwich
90
T10
Shotgun Stories wasn't all that, but it did show some promise. And here Nichols delivers on that. The film looks great, has a nice score, good editing. And then you also have the perfect role for Michael Shannon (just a joke he isn't among the Academy Award nominees) who's ably supported by an equally impressive Chastain. It might be a little too long and fizzles a bit, but it is really a very impressive film. Excellent stuff.
na SpaceSpiff
95
T7
na delrey
0
T3
na toby5
75
T6
na Eglaia
80
T10
One of the greatest films I've seen in a very long time, I don't even remember why I have it, but i'm so glad I got for whatever reason.. Amazing acting, even greater directing and a good script. Just a pure good cinema, fresh. It was good!
na Timoteo77
80
T6
na TnS
70
T6
na gazpacho
80
T9
na thinkalot
93
T10
na KramYessev
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 Liz
68
T8
na batui
70
T6
na Alienz555
60
T3
na DaeSanye
5
T4
na snallygaster
75
T9
The portrayal of mental illness (if that's what it is, and in my opinion it is) doesn't completely escape Hollywoodisms, but it does better than most. It's a real shame the CGI falls so short of maintaining the illusion. Excellent performance by Shannon and the entire cast.
na maksler
3
T6
na aaronwhat
90
T8
na creck
80
T8
na frames
70
T7
na bepps
88
T9
na SanderAP
81
T7
na diegosdiner
90
T10
na CHOICECOD
82
T7
na Budhisattva
82
T6
na TonyS.
81
T9
na Coriolan
80
T2
na beowafle
85
T7
na Pickpocket
8
T9
Possibly the most overlooked film of 2011. Jeff Nichols proves that his first film was no fluke, guy is legit and he has a great muse in Michael Shannon who is once again fantastic. Jessica Chastain was perfectly cast as well. The pacing was great and the ending was solid.
na SMP
85
T8
na geckoteck
81
T9
na k-pax
80
T7
na abdtab91
75
T5
na cimarron1400
60
T2
na bones_r
80
T8
na DanCook
85
T7
na numan
89
T9
na FrederikA
85
T10
Typically this type of movie, no matter how good, has the disadvantage of setting up for a pretty narrow either/or climax (in this case; He's either crazy or his premonitions are correct). Take Shelter moves beyond this, and offers a honest, believable drama with fantastic performances and an great sense of ambiguity (up until the coda, which I'm still a bit on the fence about)
na sevinceda
60
T2
na filmguy
50
T4
na atticuszink
10
T10
na Oni
90
T9
na edaz
87
T7
na Glenn Nygard
90
T10
na qualeboy
70
T6
na adache
87
T10
na lada
89
T9
na bmcguire
85
T9
na maka
95
T10
na TheDude774
80
T4
na s_howla
80
T6
na dzejson
80
T10
na meliorism
80
T8
na rowibish
72
T5
na Yuma
8
T10
na teente
90
T9
na Prendelo
84
T8
na Roberta
80
T9
na bloedoere
98
T10
na luke.noise
93
T7
na periboku
81
T8
na DoubleJ-B
90
T10
na cameron326
75
T7
na daystron7
84
T10
na obilgetay
80
T6
na Lobo_Lopez
55
T3
na Diggler
90
T9
na hermitek
81
T7
na nymetsman00
84
T5
na terteyyk
76
T10
na bertonia
80
T5
na DetoxP
1
T6
na entrapmen
79
T8
na Jango
59
T2
na apuma
60
T4
na demirtas
50
T7
na mark83
6
T6
na jkathrens
77
T7
na captainjazz
60
T5
na ujenetot
52
T3
na hattrik
86
T8
na mannylage
92
T7
na pmcatra
85
T10
na Nordvig
80
T8
na dsjoerdsma
80
T9
na JakeAesthete
67
T7
Far more ambitious than Shotgun Stories, but also far more problematic.
na babakmod
80
T6
na cayh
70
T6
na denese
78
T8
na lunarstyle
85
T8
na ozonepaul
96
T9
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 Guaporense
79
T8
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 ProgGenesis
80
T8
na Kerc
21
T6
na Plaza
6
T5
na BeardMilk
95
T10
na alexandros6
82
T7
na Ram0n
82
T9
na rfdutra
8
T8
na 2be
8
T7
na TreyAtwood
58
T3
It shouldn't really be 2 hours long. The film is too long and boring most of the times and I'm really not happy to had been dragged to this flick with the expectation of being a trhilling apocalyptic story.
na chadcrawford
60
T8
na clonic
65
T3
na pedro5000
79
T1
na SirOliver13
60
T4
na anahtar
60
T4
na Melangee
80
T9
na Paraguay1001
84
T5
na Air23
84
T6
na schizotoast
90
T9
na DTI
78
T5
na CatScandal
80
T10
na masrlinu
30
T2
na Natachita
80
T9
na www.com.br
55
T1
na Stolz
68
T6
na Atty
84
T6
na I'm prowler
50
T4
na Toke Za
70
T8
na reza899
76
T6
na Mawazh
80
T7
na PinkRabbit
20
T1
na spoko
91
T9
na Koalafish
75
T9
na philips
80
T7
na gwynplaine
75
T4
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 Baby Fish
10
T10
na mandy
7
T8
Intense and unpredictable. There is so much in this film about trust, love and dealing with mental instability. Fantastic, believable performances from both leads.
na QuickyAPI
72
T7
na Paprika
8
T6
na Kluuz
76
T4
na Gladstone
8
T10
na ajg1015
85
T9
na annaud
75
T5
na joshpatton
87
T9
na Elliott?
95
T8
na bhoyo
84
T8
na hubies
85
T9
na mert
90
T9
Be aware to Curtis names nowadays:)
na dgstan
80
T5
na MArkjp
90
T9
Okay, since nobody else seems to be willing to adress this, I guess I'll have to: This feels like a M. Night. Shyamalan film gone absolutely right.
na kordkarimi
74
T6
na REDO1
70
T3
na Mattsdmf
83
T8
na aqamal
75
T7
na dumbjaw
68
T7
na GimpChimp
78
T8
na ifragment
78
T8
na SpokoWap
80
T9
na incisor
75
T7
na brzowski
40
T7
na moviereclee
8
T7
na Colten97
90
T5
na redfrost
50
T5
na Calexico
8
T8
Very good drama. The characters are well-developed and intriguing. It's quite beautifully shot.
na caracal
75
T6
na alexandrsaar
89
T10
na ed ved
91
T8
na Kobayashi
95
T8
na eser
82
T9
na wikke
90
T10
na Alban
10
T3
na fcherchi
6
T6
na felipelahm
75
T8
It came to a certain point that I got really confused. I just didn't know if I were watching a dreadful diary of another mad man, a frightening tale about the end of the world or a very smart horror film inspired by the financial crisis and the consequent breakdown of happy families. Take Shelter immerses itself in a long suburban journey of anxiety, fear and total lack of security. And it only reveals more and more disturbance.
na axleblaze
90
T8
na crice93
88
T4
na misterdrc
68
T4
na filmkjell
70
T7
na MSoprano
74
T5
na IcyBrian
75
T6
na acrolyne
94
T10
na lex
90
T9
Nichols kicks it up a notch from Shotgun Stories' perfected simplicity and makes a film both captivating and relevant in this age of apocalyptic obsessions. With two films, Nichols is already on my list of favorite contemporary filmmakers.
na Vmfs
8
T8
na tehguru
80
T9
na grogg
64
T4
na Ammit
90
T7
na ajitar
80
T5
na bal3x
90
T10
na grodrig1
96
T9
na ScottBarnard
79
T5
na Euronymous
90
T10
na td888
77
T8
na Halmbrander
91
T9
na Goly1
75
T3
na onuryilyang
75
T6
na overrated
72
T8
na Thomassejer
80
T8
na mossbot
6
T6
na jodamico
82
T9
na Batmite
60
T5
na dbarrie
95
T8
na SirEvo
80
T7
na Darbicus
90
T10
na machanstyle
80
T10
na wokelstein
87
T8
na Spaceghost
80
T7
na filmaholic
80
T9
na spygliuz
85
T8
na fartblaster
80
T10
na SickForay
82
T9
na eeeli
76
T4
na Ravn
9
T10
na jethro
85
T8
na jebus19
81
T9
na PigontheWing
8
T8
na mjjoao
80
T8
na sengir
80
T7
na notsothinman
84
T8
na Oliii
95
T10
na brosiv
77
T8
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