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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 boobs
75
T9
na daria.wrazen
75
T8
na undinum
85
T8
na Oliii
95
T10
na Benasdfghjkl
70
T6
na djemba
80
T8
na feritguney
60
T4
na Kisbye
70
T6
na Zen Lunatic
93
T10
na paah
75
T7
na moses
65
T7
na Carpetgiant
86
T8
Pretty good for an independent film - especially regarding special effects and the acting - about a million-billions times better than any original movie that airs on the Syfy channel. The story is a little predictable at times, but not to the point that it bothered me - I still enjoyed it. I can't really say much more than that without spoiling anything. Definitely worth a rental.
na numbersix_99
69
T7
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 pedromga
70
T6
na Nelson Nog
85
T6
na alexandrsaar
89
T10
na allhustle
88
T8
na frbrown
50
T1
na python
21
T1
na SirEvo
80
T7
na onuryilyang
75
T6
na LumH
70
T8
na FreddieQuell
94
T10
na acrolyne
94
T10
na redmdb
92
T9
na manymoons
84
T8
na Prooffreader
30
T1
na SakiroQ
85
T9
na almanccc
80
T8
na GGplato
60
T2
na korbenPL
59
T8
na explorer
75
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 nberezo
92
T8
na chadcrawford
60
T8
na pjdevitt
81
T4
na nvcnancy
85
T6
na WBadger
90
T9
na Ammit
90
T7
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 heljohnsn
61
T4
na lumpnboy
80
T9
na imdb
78
T10
na ratedargh
100
T10
na jphilade
76
T8
na mbaran
70
T10
na bogi
68
T4
na YodasBrain
80
T7
na Oni
90
T9
na Luk92
80
T8
na ozdemibr
83
T9
insanın kendine, kendi emeğine, ilişkilerine, dünyaya ve yaşama yabancılaşması üzerine.
na Piglet
80
T10
Unsettling, and another accomplishment by Nichols, who most likely has a brilliant career ahead of him!
na Corey M
82
T8
na LiQuid3600
70
T9
na Dogubomb
50
T6
na ColonelTigh
94
T8
na Ariaz
83
T8
na jbissell
85
T8
na katsuben
4
T7
na froce
78
T9
na zydernine
70
T6
na Luci
61
T4
na DancingP
72
T6
na philips
80
T7
na Empsall
70
T5
na filmkjell
70
T7
na tradingair
8
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na Quimbo
79
T8
na BlindManSam
90
T6
na xeorg
78
T8
na td888
77
T8
na skotti85
81
T8
na psim
84
T9
na I'm prowler
50
T4
na gregmnewman
80
T7
na OziiX
70
T4
na intheboolite
80
T9
na djross
80
T9
Very well-done and interesting film, that both creates great tension and handles its themes with subtlety and nuance. It is more than either a psychological and sociological account of mental illness, or a generic apocalyptic tale. Rather, it is an investigation of contemporary collective feelings of anxiety and foreboding, and it takes these feelings as genuine questions, rather than as either evidence of insanity or signs of prophetic truth. The first work I have seen by a promising director. [Full Review]
na Kusanagi
85
T9
Normally, I dislike the overuse of dream sequences (I think they're mostly a cop-out), this is the first time in many years that I've looked forward to every single one. This definitely seems to be Chastain's year (why she was Nomed for the Help and not for this, I'll never understand), but Shannon's certainly no slouch. High points, besides performances, go to a solid cinematography and score.
na lebnof
68
T8
na burmashave
92
T9
na spookey
86
T9
na barisius
93
T10
na Thejaff
90
T10
na Darbicus
90
T10
na jakartan
78
T10
na roofs_runner
89
T9
Take Shelter is a multilayered cake that works both on your emotions and perception of reality. Another excellent realization of the idea of intense anticipation. Something same big since the Coen's A Serious Man.
na nicks112
89
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na kafka1325
69
T8
na Paprika
8
T7
na Zeno
76
T8
na Läuft.
95
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na subscape
65
T5
na kaythreetwo
82
T8
na Cantstopdrew
91
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na jrisgod
90
T10
na Bonbonrulz
35
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na DavidB
73
T4
na twincinema
70
T6
na Mattsdmf
83
T8
na mkellins
65
T7
It wasn't quite as captivating as I was hoping for. Some scenes tend to drag and some of the actions of the characters seemed forced. Still, it is a pretty impressive film. The acting is great and the film is shot very beautifully. It's absolutely worth watching.
na Brettster
45
T2
na mark83
6
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na handsoflight
65
T3
na Bo Berry
85
T8
na bmmello
85
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na thatgreatwar
70
T6
na lionesque
80
T8
na KasperL
90
T10
Entranced me. Part of its ability to mesmerize comes from the amazing Shannon and Chastain but everything about the film is superb, really. The nightmare sequences are haunting. One can believe that they take such a strong hold on Curtis, and his (possible) descent into madness is adeptly depicted. 'Take Shelter' joins the ranks of two other transcendental domestic dramas, 'A Separation' and 'The Tree of Life', completing a trifecta of 2011-masterpieces.
na EzeeE
6
T4
na lunarstyle
85
T8
na PekkaVaino
55
T3
na Dufftone
90
T10
na Rubens
65
T6
na smhdlk
82
T7
na muutanet
87
T10
Well acted and build story of upcoming inner and outer storm. I liked the subtle effects and the mystery what's going on.
na Rojon
76
T7
na annaleepea
95
T10
na LEAVES
53
T6
na pasnouma
80
T8
na kronos1986
96
T7
na rafa_livrari
90
T9
Brilliant
na givethanks
89
T10
na jjrocketman
84
T9
na TechKnee
85
T9
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 luke.noise
93
T7
na nateamill
95
T10
na overrated
72
T8
na murtyrock
80
T9
na TheDiceman
70
T9
Shannon seems to have a remarkable talent for playing mentally deranged characters.
na zurnzurn
50
T3
na gulahgula
80
T6
na tehguru
80
T9
na jmejay
78
T5
na IMDb-byvotes
76
T8
na FutureCritic
88
T9
na sellis
73
T6
na simhamukha
50
T2
na Happywombat
80
T10
na auhasarderik
55
T6
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 nuotio
59
T7
na rthornhill
89
T7
shannon has some memorable mad moments.....
na fasoares
81
T6
na Bryan C.
90
T8
na clayj41
74
T7
na davidlm
72
T8
na madstork
81
T10
na luismomm
78
T6
na Blindfolk
74
T8
na Teisomania
75
T6
na Moribunny
73
T8
"Foreboding" is how I'd describe this in a single word. Jeff Nichols' proficient cinematography was already evident in Shotgun Stories, but his storytelling lagged behind. It takes a step forward in Take Shelter. Though it still doesn't have much depth, and is still a tad too slow-burning, the characterizations are just naturalistic enough to prop up the fatalistic "brewing storm" mood that makes this gripping.
na Rckeller093
90
T7
na Derek_
30
T3
na moss piglet
7
T8
na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na DrCalculator
90
T6
na methad1
70
T5
I found myself getting impatient with this film and felt that it could of done with being about 30 minutes shorter - if you're going to do a movie that is slow paced, fine, just try not to drag it out too much. Acting was good and I really liked the score.
na tata
80
T5
na al bundy
69
T3
na maul.77
80
T6
na alexandroid
75
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na Mirelurk
80
T8
na barsch
75
T6
na kordkarimi
74
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na Kobi2
90
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na Jerky
60
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na pazzo
85
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(A real storm...)
na Gidalte
95
T9
na MentalCritic
88
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na denese
78
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na gunaraf
80
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na Typha
80
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na captainjazz
60
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na Kerc
21
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na daystron7
84
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na Bandy
75
T6
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 sarm2005
70
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na gimmefiction
80
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na diogorma
9
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na avgcrtckr
73
T10
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 Gizmo
64
T6
na stariachi
80
T9
Deeply unsettling.
na soraxtm
90
T10
na Halmbrander
91
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na abdtab91
75
T5
na svenerik
90
T9
na eats-almonds
80
T5
na Bunken
90
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Shannon own this movie...
na Maandysheera
79
T8
na johnhuss
90
T9
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 friendo55
92
T10
Michael Shannon was robbed of a Best Actor nomination. Adding to that, Jessica Chastain WAS nominated, but for the wrong movie this year! Both Shannon & Chastain were fantastic here. This is a movie that builds slowly but very tense throughout until that controversial ending. I love the well-rounded character built for Shannon in that he does everything he can to deal with his visions and dreams. Seeing the Q&A and meeting Chastain after the film at TIFF was a lovely cherry on top. Amazing film!
na benobeno
85
T7
na amccaffrey
81
T8
na Nepeta
90
T9
Utterly compelling. It tiptoes beautifully between being a spine-chilling psychological horror film, an emotionally intense look in to mental illness and how it can isolate you from those around you, and a look at the effort and love it can take for a family to keep together when there are so many needs to balance and keep met. The ending is ambiguous and stunning.
na rydmcalboy
85
T8
na DesolateHero
60
T4
na numan
89
T9
na MrBug
85
T5
na xhotarux
63
T2
na Massimo
80
T5
na www.com.br
55
T1
na alzuke
80
T7
na mzephyr
80
T8
na ilyasozturk
85
T9
na djaunb
78
T6
na Roberta
80
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na NunMak
83
T10
na Ashetails
80
T7
na wrigoo
70
T4
na Goly1
75
T3
na mjf333
83
T7
na nfrederickx
85
T10
na fabioleal
90
T10
na willow
79
T8
na davesv
91
T10
na lotr23
80
T9
na natebarrios
80
T8
na myfavchords
88
T9
This is a great movie with two powerhouse performances by Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. The script is excellent and original. I highly recommend this movie.
na leland1984
80
T8
na kadircetin
86
T8
na verbal
87
T9
na Yuma
8
T10
na Tjekhov
75
T8
na Dumptruk4Lif
84
T7
na kwint
84
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na RetinaScan
95
T9
na irbis
90
T9
na udippuy
78
T7
na alakota
30
T1
na Alban
10
T3
na mfl
82
T9
na AlphaBale
90
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na siptar
84
T10
na Spunkie
75
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 NRM03
68
T7
na k-pax
80
T7
na I.L.
72
T6
na arzinger
80
T9
na Filligan
88
T8
As Take Shelter deliberately drags on, it becomes a deeply unsettling psychological thriller. As the ending drew near, I was convinced there wasn't any route this film would shy away from, and that slowly pulled me closer to the edge of my seat. Shannon does a great, criminally overlooked job. The ending seals the deal as something worth thought and debate.
na BrotherAck
80
T9
na edaz
87
T7
na exolstice
97
T10
na Strangeluv
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T4
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