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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)

Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller

Country: USA

Directed By: Jeff Nichols

Written By: Jeff Nichols

Starring: Shea Whigham, Kathy Baker, Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon, Jessica Chastain

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1. 21st Century Top 250 (public: moderated by dardan - 34 stars)
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8. Toronto Film Festival 2011 (TIFF) (public: moderated by nauru - 2 stars)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Jeff Nichols' script is sublime, then again I wish he hadn't directed the film. This could have been an all time great in someone else's hands. Painful to give this one an 8 when knowing it had the potential to be a flawless masterpiece.
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a good psychological drama; the suspense of mental disturbance versus sense of reality is really palpable.. the end could be better
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