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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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Take Shelter belongs to 115 collections
1. 21st Century Top 250 (public: moderated by dardan - 34 stars)
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6. TSPDT 21st Century's Top 250 Most Acclaimed Films (2012) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 6 stars)
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8. Toronto Film Festival 2011 (TIFF) (public: moderated by nauru - 2 stars)
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I have now seen all 3 of Nichols' films to date, and my verdict is that he is a brilliant director who sucks at endings.
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I can only describe this movie as depressing. From almost the very beginning you see the life of a man unravel because he believes his dreams about a storm that's coming will come true. He starts building a storm shelter and puts his family in debt, he loses his job and his family suffers. The movie moves at a glacial pace but having patience pays off as the ending is quite wonderful. I'm just not a fan of watching someone's depressing life for an hour and forty-five minutes.
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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!
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pretty good. a little on the nose and predictable, but michael shannon and especially jessica chastain are fantastic. for most of the movie i really liked the score, but the song that plays over the end credits is fucking AWFUL. seriously bad. i wanna knock this down another five points for that song but that doesn't seem fair. oh, and people who are mad about the last scene are very silly.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Shannon seems to have a remarkable talent for playing mentally deranged characters.
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"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.
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A thrilling movie about mental illness and the effect it can have on someone and the relationship that person has with a family. The storm, whether it exists or doesn't, isn't the point. It's about the lead character, it's about the family -- and then you also get horrifying dream sequences on top of that. Take Shelter is wonderful.
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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.
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All though the final scene tastes a bit too much like an old Shyamalan dish, Michael Shannons descent into apocalyptic madness is fascinatingly haunting.
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