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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 al bundy
69
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na kroolu
76
T6
na Katte
80
T8
na LiQuid3600
70
T9
na cryptosicko
73
T5
na Phelipe
95
T10
na Gladstone
8
T10
na BeardMilk
95
T10
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 Grouchy
88
T9
na gaeira
78
T7
na bobbisonb
5
T9
na MrsEmmaPeel
82
T7
na Luk92
80
T8
na ehrenkm
65
T4
na killjoyperks
76
T9
na feritguney
60
T4
na Teisomania
75
T6
na negativland
80
T9
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 tusubasa
60
T2
na kwint
84
T7
na wetwillies
95
T9
Definitely one of the best films of the year. Everything is just done so well - the acting, the directing, the fear, the feeling of dread. Michael Shannon is amazing and so is Jessica Chastain. The final scenes are gripping and powerful - the film as a whole is powerful and will prove to be more relevant as we near the end of 2012.
na yildiz
80
T8
na burflok
75
T10
na diserpiero
70
T9
na djaunb
78
T6
na DrAtomik
90
T8
na ladyC
80
T9
na Natachita
80
T9
na Oni
90
T9
na cameron326
75
T7
na zerothh
70
T8
na toytronicaz
67
T4
na abdtab91
75
T5
na corc79
5
T4
na jonnykungfu
85
T9
na NRM01
74
T10
na Bonbonrulz
35
T10
na macab
80
T9
na www.com.br
55
T1
na nicson
70
T8
na ooh waffles
9
T10
na gabehabash
60
T4
na DaeSanye
5
T4
na Kobayashi
95
T8
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 buttercup
8
T8
na Cinemafan91
65
T4
na zzzzxxxx
0
T4
na DivineMrE
78
T8
na Daffy6964
80
T6
na machanstyle
80
T10
na ujenetot
52
T3
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 nvcnancy
85
T6
na goranmacan
8
T3
na kristna184
53
T4
na clayj41
74
T7
na JakeAesthete
67
T7
Far more ambitious than Shotgun Stories, but also far more problematic.
na EfrDelKee
80
T8
na pigro
80
T7
na pjdevitt
81
T4
na IsaacR
8
T7
na JooJoo
9
T10
na Raf
55
T6
na Zelos
80
T5
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 wokelstein
87
T8
na Jos
84
T8
na wisehorn
93
T4
na pazzo
85
T9
(A real storm...)
na NoSex
60
T4
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 flund
33
T6
na Delek
93
T6
na ScottBarnard
79
T5
na moses
65
T7
na lippecesar
70
T6
na Corey M
82
T8
na Darbicus
90
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na 2012ns
0
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na bookhouseboy
37
T5
#12#, reviews, story
na Kisbye
70
T5
na s_howla
80
T6
na ayall
79
T6
na madstork
81
T10
na angelop24
80
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na arsenmm
85
T10
na gregmnewman
80
T7
na lesslenb
98
T10
na siowafc
25
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na OziiX
70
T4
na kennybauer
75
T3
na earthlydel
84
T8
na turumcu
75
T3
na reza899
76
T6
na oracle2b
60
T3
na k-pax
80
T8
na ANorthSiderA
90
T6
na educhristoph
80
T8
na Prooffreader
30
T1
na syvyys
45
T1
syd field proudly presents: cheap tricks part 2. learn everything about dreams and disabled children.
na filmik
70
T2
na matimend
100
T10
na dddila
75
T8
na mbaran
70
T10
na NRM02
59
T6
na jonas01radio
90
T10
na cajlenos
79
T5
na timmo
80
T5
Great performances, even though the plot lends itself to general predictability.
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 slug
9
T9
na sevinceda
60
T2
na Akira
85
T8
na itsirc
90
T10
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 SirOliver13
60
T4
na pisser
80
T9
na mark83
6
T6
na faruksongur
81
T7
na DesolateHero
60
T4
na moviesensei
10
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na vedizzle
85
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na ceyhun_mr
73
T7
na iztuzu
14
T1
na zydernine
70
T6
na Mac is OK
83
T9
na Ljusbus
7
T7
na bones_r
80
T8
na spygliuz
85
T8
na sparrowlab
100
T10
na sagantyson
9
T9
na captain
78
T8
na criticrocks
70
T2
Worst possible ending.
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 norval_jones
80
T6
na obtiosov
90
T10
na Giskard
88
T9
na agalloholic
78
T7
na Kluuz
76
T4
na IrishCassidy
70
T6
na lagartazul
90
T8
na daniel.kojak
70
T4
na gulahgula
80
T6
na stevekimes
88
T9
A brilliant chronicle of a man going mad and how that effects his family and work. Top notch performances.
na flowing
64
T6
na beowafle
85
T7
na manolovilla
93
T8
na rydmcalboy
85
T8
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 theficionado
63
T6
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 ladri1
90
T8
na RedBarry
80
T7
na moovielover
90
T7
na kubrick86
82
T8
na DirtyHarry
81
T8
na feelthefeeva
63
T9
na Zealot185
77
T7
Framing the struggles of mental illness as an ominous thriller turns out to be an intensely creative idea. It's an important film as it attempts to visualize the hardships of a mentally ill person - effectively portrayed by Shannon - as well as commenting on the modern perception from family and community, and the importance of healthcare for treatment. I don't believe the ending distracts from the rest of the film, and is open to wide interpretation.
na eyazar
73
T7
na differenxe
85
T7
na balseiros
70
T5
na luminais
65
T4
na Tiago Vieira
70
T5
A atmosfera de mistério que vai acompanhando o desenrolar da história não funciona muito bem, e o filme vai evoluindo num ritmo entediante, situação reforçada pelos seus personagens desinteressantes. Existem algumas sequências que sobressaem, especialmente os sonhos e a sequência final, visualmente e simbolicamente belíssima. No todo, não foi um filme que me cativou, apesar de lhe conseguir reconhecer algumas características interessantes.
na JackDurden
9
T10
na froce
78
T9
na Vassago
61
T4
na EzeeE
6
T4
na jkwall
8
T9
na xaninof
86
T10
na Onix Verumi
90
T9
na doomy1986
75
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na Axboerg
75
T6
na JEMN
90
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na johnatanjj
89
T9
na sirphibes
73
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na PerroNoche!
95
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na Brettster
45
T2
na Cronos
100
T10
na lucidquasar
90
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na mlightle3
99
T10
Powerhouse duo of Chastain and Shannon ground this terrifying keyhole peek into the life of a sick man and how his illness affects his family and community.
na Kiddo
82
T8
na Maruf Merru
70
T5
na anildemirhan
85
T8
na revolverjgw
83
T7
na moss piglet
7
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 Kfir2306
75
T6
na Fran
90
T10
na Positive Jon
90
T9
na anonconmatt
4
T5
na olaf
90
T5
na Calexico
8
T8
Very good drama. The characters are well-developed and intriguing. It's quite beautifully shot.
na habur
70
T4
na DTI
78
T5
na iambaggage
99
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na pietias231
81
T8
na pdrmga
70
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na babakmod
80
T6
na sproost
63
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na whatisitisee
80
T8
na Kel
95
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na cnorkun
50
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na mephistophia
75
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na Zaba
96
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na dsjoerdsma
80
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na deathtoyou
85
T5
na vwgregov
80
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na Barkinson
85
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na madadude
92
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na Komond
70
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na korbenPL
59
T8
na westborn
86
T10
na Rotten Users
81
T8
na akjn
80
T8
na CHOICECOD
82
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na JasonKDarby
70
T7
na ericdupont
80
T7
na barsch
75
T6
na Deliormanli
70
T3
na Rufam
80
T9
"Take Shelter" is effective both as an intensely atmospheric, paranoid thriller and as a nuanced allegory about family bonds tested in the face of social distress. The film is a testament to Nichols' ability to masterfully build and maintain tension though a deceptively low-key approach as well as to Shannon's brilliant acting showcase (Chastain was fabulous as well, that goes without saying by now). Overall, an impressive –if a little slow-moving– feat, one of the best of 2011.
na mariand
90
T10
na DrinkMilk
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na MoonSylver
10
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na Diggler
90
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na electriccafe
45
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na PepeCamello
60
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na kharms2
50
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na debaser1985
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na TheDude1973
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na ThiagoA.P.
70
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na lemonhil
88
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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 agladwin
90
T10
na letskillrobots
37
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na mikeyt493
85
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na scorvol
66
T6
na ColonelTigh
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na juliomadiaga
87
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na STFUDonny
9
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na katsuben
4
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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 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 ebeaz
85
T10
na avgcrtckr
72
T9
na kyussj
50
T3
na okoronkwho
90
T7
na manifold
50
T4
na frames
70
T7
na Alienz555
60
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