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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 Natachita
80
T9
na Vasily
60
T3
na Mirelurk
80
T8
na Ross
90
T10
Great performances and some beautiful visuals keep you on the edge of your seat, despite the slow pacing. The story is very simple, but perfectly balanced between elements of sympathy for Shannon and anger towards his action.
na thedeadwalk!
70
T8
na DirtyHarry
81
T8
na scanoni
62
T5
na astrakhan
77
T6
The premise was interesting but I found the pace of the film a little too slow to deal with, and the fatal flaw was that I was never really rooting for the central character to survive/recover/pull through. The character was missing a sympathetic side, in that regard. His wife and daughter I could root for, but with the man it was always being on the outside looking in. Good acting but a too spartan story and characters not polished enough, making it one of the more overhyped films of 2011.
na Guernica
45
T5
Chocolate Rain: The Movie
na SpaceSpiff
95
T7
na willow
79
T8
na cnorkun
50
T1
na BadCosmonaut
70
T8
na interworld
4
T10
na rickyafraid
88
T10
na ajessen03
83
T7
na macab
80
T9
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 Giskard
88
T9
na diegosdiner
90
T10
na Gr8Googly
82
T8
na closedmouth
80
T6
Nichols's sense of pacing has improved dramatically in the space of two films. I'm really impressed with the amount of tension and genuine emotion he gets from this scenario without sacrificing that deliberate pace and the detached, languid atmosphere that he was going for, with less success, in Shotgun Stories. My only problem came with the last shot, which I thought undermined what seemed up to that point to be a pretty insightful portrayal of mental illness. A shame.
na negativland
80
T9
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 katsuben
4
T7
na mrsackles
86
T5
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 HiResDes
83
T9
na arzinger
80
T9
na timmo
80
T5
Great performances, even though the plot lends itself to general predictability.
na irbis
90
T9
na Tjekhov
75
T8
na M_A
80
T8
na TheDude1973
75
T8
na AlexanderMG
89
T7
na Nordvig
80
T8
na N_B
70
T7
na Lightning17
76
T7
na stojke.igor
30
T4
na Ram0n
82
T9
na Videodromsim
80
T7
na Prooffreader
30
T1
na vedizzle
85
T7
na Sweet Leaf
87
T8
na gazpacho
80
T9
na halilcibran
70
T6
na bof
63
T5
na Cinemafan91
65
T4
na Oni
90
T9
na gonzalo
7
T6
na PeregrinVelo
77
T8
na fatihshn
65
T5
na arizam
90
T8
na nicson
70
T8
na daisylegs
75
T7
na captainqwert
90
T9
na Kiddo
82
T8
na Grouchy
88
T9
na anon139
73
T2
na mystery_man
58
T5
na Quimbo
79
T8
na gwynplaine
75
T4
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 norval_jones
80
T6
na DMCrimson
81
T7
na gurugugu
81
T9
na ProgGenesis
80
T8
na overrated
72
T8
na abdtab91
75
T5
na Hadzibegovic
80
T6
na gatgotachi
86
T7
na TonyS.
81
T9
na puchi
80
T6
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 pizdin_dim
78
T4
na Sartsch
75
T8
na OMGFridge
60
T6
na wpp
80
T9
na Melangee
80
T9
na jebus19
81
T9
na Yaxley
83
T9
na Manfy
83
T9
na NathanDarko
88
T8
na DetoxP
1
T6
na Menji76
75
T7
na GimpChimp
78
T8
na eCitizen
87
T4
While the main character does seem to redeem himself by the end, it was a long and tedious path to watch him get there. The director took too many opportunities to just let the camera sit there and stretched out inconsequential moments to become boring. It was somewhat interesting to watch this man question his sanity, and take steps to addressing it. Otherwise, this is not a very remarkable story. I really liked the role of he wife though.
na Koalafish
75
T9
na dom
90
T8
na Judge Holden
6
T8
na onuryilyang
75
T6
na Daffy6964
80
T6
na LesterGroans
88
T10
na eyazar
73
T7
na Melvelet
80
T7
na kino.dk
46
T9
na worleyjamers
87
T10
One of the best films of 2011. A brilliant film in every way. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain give Oscar caliber performances in this emotional drama. The last 30-40 minutes are the most intense I've ever seen. I absolutely loved it!
na clayj41
74
T7
na dforman
70
T6
na justinhilton
80
T9
na almanccc
80
T8
na LouisMazzini
75
T6
Strong performances but the film has little else. Ultimately felt it was pointless.
na GGplato
60
T2
na toby5
75
T6
na ed ved
91
T8
na Lumitm
75
T9
na SDPlissken
68
T8
na aapap
90
T9
na noiz
78
T9
na orkunersin
75
T8
na Typha
80
T10
na Derekstar
80
T7
Can we all just agree that Jessica Chastain is a paragon of virtue? I'd let that woman ruin my life, I don't give a shit.
na gimmefiction
80
T9
na Biohazard08
15
T5
na MartinTeller
83
T8
na qualeboy
70
T6
na jarmsterd68
85
T8
na leland1984
80
T8
na betorocha
75
T6
na periboku
81
T8
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 PeterdeJ
80
T9
na chmul_cr0n
74
T8
Noah much? :D
na avgcrtckr
72
T9
na Junior1919
94
T10
na apataca
79
T9
na tembelist
75
T7
na TVCasualty
70
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 flowing
64
T6
na Elliott?
95
T8
na XakkMaster
94
T10
It's not about the storm. This is one of the most touching films about family, trust and understanding that I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. The relationship between Curtis and Sam takes us through the emotional wringer, powered by impeccable performances from Shannon and Chastain. Curtis's unraveling and obsession with the shelter is riveting, to be sure, but more poignant is the honesty and commitment of this 21st century American family in the face of medical and economic hardships.
na svenerik
90
T9
na zurrenarh
65
T6
na NRM03
68
T7
na Smoth
84
T10
na mellorine
80
T5
na I.L.
72
T6
na masrlinu
30
T2
na misterdrc
60
T4
na itsirc
90
T10
na SunMonkey
50
T1
na agladwin
90
T10
na Big Lemons
84
T7
na okan
100
T6
na Shemauni
76
T6
na boao
81
T8
na Simon M.
88
T9
na bsgb
70
T6
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 lebnof
68
T8
na kronstadtli
70
T5
na cmcgrew87
100
T8
na dmbbearcat
80
T7
na efonseca
80
T6
na Goratory
82
T9
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 TrixRabbi
81
T7
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 SlantMag
30
T8
"Michael Shannon's haunting performance as a blue-collar Ohio man victimized by schizophrenia carries this dread-infused character study." - Bill Weber
na Lobo_Lopez
55
T3
na juanbazooka
60
T1
na mchen
10
T10
na demrahc13
91
T8
na ozgunk
95
T10
na walkabout
74
T8
na iqcumber
68
T5
na wilbur
65
T2
na Delek
93
T6
na dantebk
70
T6
na AceySaid10%
85
T9
na verbals
77
T6
na notsothinman
84
T8
na monte
95
T9
na alexandros6
82
T7
na CAMcleod
90
T8
A ponderous, subtle film which draws you in slowly with its images and its music. Michael Shannon once again shines out like some insane star, and Jessica Chastain gives another interesting performance in what must be one of the most exciting debut years for any actress ever! Disturbing, as well, this film, in a good way...Looking forward to more from Jeff Nichols in future.
na dumbjaw
68
T7
na braddad68
85
T3
na hasson
70
T3
na FutureCritic
88
T9
na jakartan
78
T10
na siptar
84
T10
na SMP
85
T8
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 lamborgini
59
T4
na Achk
6
T6
na peekingpanda
75
T10
na ozdemibr
83
T9
insanın kendine, kendi emeğine, ilişkilerine, dünyaya ve yaşama yabancılaşması üzerine.
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 Choni
92
T10
na Gordon Cole
96
T10
na nyg500
81
T6
na Dogubomb
50
T6
na thirdeye89
84
T6
na Valenzetti
89
T9
It's a bit too up-front with its symbolism, but beautifully crafted all the same. It's telling that a film which pairs its economic troubles with psychotic episodes comes across as relatively muted for an American working-class drama these days. I'd like to see the rise of an American Neo(sur)realism.
na hattrik
86
T9
na balseiros
70
T5
na Rubens
65
T6
na criticrocks
70
T2
Worst possible ending.
na LiQuid3600
70
T9
na whitejeft
90
T8
na kramertron
84
T7
na manolovilla
93
T8
na PhotonStorm
80
T8
na earthlydel
84
T8
na Teovern
62
T5
na Kavu
78
T7
I liked the drama but was a little put off by the complete lack of mystery about whether the storm was coming or not.
na filmcave
81
T9
na spookey
86
T9
na daystron7
84
T10
na Shadrik
94
T10
na shalev
84
T8
na DanCook
85
T7
na Petroleum
75
T7
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 TarantinOle
81
T8
na RaymundLi
85
T10
A rich and complex portrait of both madness and the uncertainty of these times. Nichols captures feelings of creeping dread and growing panic with precision. And Shannon, of course, gives a marvelous and surprisingly restrained performance.
na damil
70
T7
I’m not quite sure what to make of this one. Some of the scenes were awesome. They were dark, scary, unnerving, intense… But a lot of it was rather slow-moving and with little happening in it. I’m not necessarily saying that’s a bad thing, but I don’t know how well they worked together. It was well-shot and looked beautiful and it did captivate me. Good performances all around, especially from Michael Shannon.
na maul.77
80
T6
na Chazz Chetly
80
T9
na Mamille4
90
T8
na obtiosov
90
T10
na crifida
85
T9
na kafka1325
69
T8
na simonj
80
T7
na Corey M
82
T8
na anahtar
60
T3
na Mattsdmf
83
T8
na Bryan C.
90
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 jsopanen
65
T9
na intheboolite
80
T9
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 jrisgod
90
T10
na Jos
84
T8
na Maaxwell
60
T4
na SpookyFox
79
T6
na Alienz555
60
T3
na 3rdman
8
T8
na denizgünal13
75
T9
na tatarbey
75
T5
na andymalafaya
60
T7
na p00q
90
T10
na jjrocketman
84
T9
na nutterjr
80
T8
na y.caliskan
75
T8
na gunaraf
80
T7
na Charlie
80
T8
na ragaskar
72
T3
na Diggler
90
T9
na K.Ozan
70
T6
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