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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 kubrick86
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na cdstedo
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na kronos1986
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na ratson
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na Gizmo Gizmo
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na Big_Lemons Big Lemons
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na bertonia
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na TonyS.
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na barsch barsch
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na AsherFord
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na chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
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Noah much? :D
na teckgecko teckgecko
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na jondunn87
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na AlleyLights2
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na donofthedead
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na Deliormanli
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na filmguy
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na lenotchka lenotchka
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na Temptershell Temptershell
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na mfl
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na Phelipe Phelipe
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na luminais
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na blucthulhu
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na manikoala manikoala
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na daystron7
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na pittler pittler
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na cjeiler
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na Grouchy Grouchy
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na stefyforno stefyforno
65
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na HeyDingo HeyDingo
33
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na PTRR82 PTRR.82
88
T5
Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" is a disaster film with not a lot of special effects, the ideas alone are terrifying. Michael Shannon's performance is great, my favorite acting performance of 2011. Powerful and unforgettable, Shannon makes this movie well worth your time. The end of the film really leaves you questioning life, insanity and reality. A movie that makes you think and draw your own conclusions. One of my favorite films of 2011.
na acrolyne acrolyne
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T10
na saintbernard St. Berna
60
T4
gorsel olarak guclu, yonetmenlik mahareti acisindan bi ışık var, oyunculuk olarak basarili (ozellikle Chastain), fakat alenen acemice bir senaryo. karakter tahlilleri, gelisimleri cok yetersiz. yan rollerin egretiligi goze batiyor; filmde yerlerini bulamamislar. filmin tek numarasi, sonunu merak ettirerek kendini izletmesi. Nichols'in ozellikle senarist yonunu gelistirmesi gerek. hatta baskalarina biraksin; o sadece ceksin.
na Wezzo Wezzo
94
T10
I can't remember the last time I saw a film wherein the escalating dread was so palpable, so unbearable. It's a slow movie, yet almost inconceivably gripping; it's intense, eerie, and directed and scored perfectly.
na apuma
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na bigjohn
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na kneudorf kneudorf
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na Adam_P_D Adam P-D
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na Akira Akira
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na DancingP
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na nrm5
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na Trooth Trooth
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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 electriccafe electriccafe
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na y0kkles
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na Dufftone
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na bsgb
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na t-h-o-r
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na dumbjaw dumbjaw
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na Icarus Icarus
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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 theficionado
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When it doesn't force the proceedings, it's an ominous, unsettling pic that explores the tensions between self-certainty and faith in others — a potent theme that its final scene ultimately reduces to a bad joke.
na felipelahm 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 LennyNero LennyNero
80
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The acting was top notch, the visions very eerie and the ending is fittingly ambiguous. A complex tale about madness and "religious visions".
na Stolz
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na freakazoid
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na eric_jan eric-jan
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Shannon is a HERO!!! Such a brilliant actor! Works great with Jessica Chastain! Simple movie, where you dont know who to believe.. also nice soundtrack. Ending is perfect! :)
na moviereclee
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na himsul
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na cwaits cwaits
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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 lesslenb
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na Blair Blair
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na Diffused
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na Dean_Franz Dean Franz
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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 pinq09
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na EmeraldGuard EmeraldGuard
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na mrsackles mrsackles
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na cmcgrew87
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na burakerolla
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na masoo masoo
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It is unfair to complain about Michael Shannon doing what he does so well, and he is very good here. Nonetheless, it’s hard to avoid the feeling that we've seen Shannon do this many times. More impressive is Jessica Chastain, who is excellent as the wife who wants to make things right for her husband but is fiercely frustrated that she can’t understand what he is going through. Chastain reminds us that the tortured individual causes collateral damage.
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na notsothinman notsothinman
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na closerjul closer_
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na kakivsjok kakivsjok
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na filmkjell filmkjell
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na Bo_Berry Bo Berry
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na osmanliemre Hamido
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na thinkalot thinkalot
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na drreza drreza
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na ozdemibr ozdemibr
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insanın kendine, kendi emeğine, ilişkilerine, dünyaya ve yaşama yabancılaşması üzerine.
na otekiadam otekiadam
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na madstork
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na Gattaca_
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na Okkervil Okkervil
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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 krakow056 krakow056
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na fireplacer
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na schizotoast schizotoast
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na balseiros balseiros
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na BillyShears BillyShears
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"Now dont get me started on this economy!" Great lil slow burn. (This made a REALLY DARK double feature with the Muppets)
na mellorine
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na Madeline Madeline
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na ayall ayall
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na Merc Merc
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na Rumplesink_ii Rumplesink
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na doomy1986 doomy1986
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na AlanLaidlaw Alan_Laidlaw
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na danielkojak_ii daniel.kojak
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na Petroleum Petroleum
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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 gmartini
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na 11jacques11
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na IDYmilkshake IDYmilkshake
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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.
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na homosuperior homosuperior
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This is an overlong, rather dull psychological mystery with sci-fi overtones and it proves that there really isn't such a fine line between vague and incoherent. Despite the studied restraint the ending is nevertheless overdetermined and inevitable. Michael Shannon tries hard, I guess, but his part serves the premise, not the other way around.
na crapoulas
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na DougieD
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na NoSex NoSex
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na Slvbarek Actionberg
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Wonderfully gripping until its last five minutes. The cheapness of the ending undermines such effective emotions that have been established up to that point. From the dream sequences to simple conversations, there is some incredible effort in image, sound, and performance on display here, especially regarding Shannon and Chastain. Once again, the conclusion resembles a radical tonal shift that manages to say two things: "Fuck this guy's caring family" and "Fuck you, viewer."
na mentos81 mentos81
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na mavrodief mavrodief
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na yrguner yrguner
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na al bundy
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na Darbicus Darbicus
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na dylanwilson6 dylanwilson6
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na VTJoker
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na NRM02
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na genevajoy genevajoy
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na bown bown
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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 SpookyFox SpookyFox
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na PaulMorel
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na Ofterdingen
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na arizam
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na WWallce4prez WWallce4prez
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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 gurugugu gurugugu
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na ZujGag ZujGag
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na NhanLa
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na ezpkns34
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na shalev shalev
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na Toriko Toriko
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na Bandy Bandy
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na tiktak
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na Menji76
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na Galateo
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na yoohoo883 yoohoo
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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 puchi puchi
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na kingofjew kingofjew
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na ROSBB
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na td888 td888
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na Kerc Kerc
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