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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 98 collections
1. 21st Century Top 250 (public: moderated by dardan - 34 stars)
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goodedward
62T5
NRM02
59T6
Berk Yılmaz
70T4
sarm2005
70T6
forehead1
60T7
An 'is he/isn't he?' that's more of a study of schizophrenia than a genuine mystery (despite what the suspicious-looking final scene wants you to think). It's quite a minimal film - in the best way - as Shannon is allowed to shine as one of the handful of speaking characters, while the direction and methodical pace create a great atmosphere that keeps you transfixed throughout. At two hours I'm not in a hurry to see it again anytime soon but I'd definitely say it's worth a look.
jbissell jbissell
85T8
Paprika Paprika
8T7
LennyNero LennyNero
80T9
The acting was top notch, the visions very eerie and the ending is fittingly ambiguous. A complex tale about madness and "religious visions".
TommyDevito Tommy_Devito
88T3
Marx !Marx
77T7
Tester Tester
81T9
albrowne albrowne
85T8
DrBroel
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Oni
90T9
alexandroid alexandroid
75T7
ignoto
73T6
Barkinson
85T10
ErbyTux
30T9
lisa_ii lisa-
30T7
an updating of ROSEMARY'S BABY for the post-financial crisis era. well, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but the way the narrative progression dealt with mental illness was very analogous to that movie. plenty of tension, reasonably intelligent take on its main themes, but, well, the family drama was pretty standard, and - you know that sort of movie where an omnipresent score constantly swells with its VI - VII - i chord progression to a climax that never seems to come? it's that sort of movie.
dtortum
60T1
Incredibly overrated.
CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
82T7
krf7 krf7
92T10
Please make more movies Jeff Nichols.
Liverpoole TarantinOle
82T9
Moo555
55T3
AliV Ali_V.
82T7
olybenjamin
100T9
nicson
70T8
thatgreatwar
70T6
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6T6
Kfir2306
75T6
bentien
85T10
Aside from the schematic feel of the dream sequences this is a terrific film with superb performances, intense atmosphere and clever use of different genres.
Gattaca_
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Choni Choni
92T10
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80T6
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90T10
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DanCook
85T7
Caymaz Caymaz
79T6
DukeChapnick DukeChapnick
85T9
Allynhi
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felipelahm felipelahm
75T8
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.
jackinthebox jackinthebox
80T8
Touffifou
90T10
Babb Carbo-Ken
80T9
All though the final scene tastes a bit too much like an old Shyamalan dish, Michael Shannons descent into apocalyptic madness is fascinatingly haunting.
Baroonin
86T7
Oliii
95T10
periboku periboku
81T8
quez2go
75T6
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.
RavynLoony
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damil
70T7
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.
fireplacer
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Steven32
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DallasSD
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ceyhun_mr
73T7
OziiX
70T4
Dean_Franz Dean Franz
90T9
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.)
burakerolla
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demrahc13 demrahc13
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olaf
90T4
rosenritter rosenritter
5T5
edrush edrush
81T6
One of the better portrayals of mental illness. Masterful performance from Michael Shannon. Didn't care for the ending.
Neoptolemos Neoptolemos
85T9
NRM03
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monclivie monclivie
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Beyz Beyz
100T8
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95T10
jhmee8
93T8
PDMChubby PDMChubby
84T9
Emotionally intense. Shannon and Chastain are absolutely fantastic in their performances. There's a little bit of on-the-nose symbolism, but it's easy to forgive. Also a lot of food for thought here about the state of the American mindset, both collectively and personally, and it means so much more because you get deeply invested in the characters.
kidkoala
67T6
Warren Warren
86T8
nfrederickx
85T10
Goratory Goratory
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AlleyLights2
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kymmer
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legstump
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crifida
85T9
schnofel schnofel
35T2
Moves exactly as expected for two hours without any relevant social or metaphorical concerns. The trick is that its stupid little horror idea is filmed like an indie drama.
shenks
90T10
boris983
75T4
ebeaz
85T10
Videodromsim
80T7
fra paolo
59T7
An interesting drama that is hard to pigeonhole. Is it horror? The end sort of is horrific. It is about a descent into paranoid schizophrenia? Possibly. Is it all just a metaphor for something? Could be.
TreyAtwood TreyAtwood
58T3
It shouldn't really be 2 hours long. The film is too long and boring most of the times and I'm really not happy to had been dragged to this flick with the expectation of being a trhilling apocalyptic story.
mrghodsi mr.ghodsi
70T7
EfrDelKee EfrDelKee
80T8
roland3791
60T3
moviesensei
10T10
brzowski brzowski
40T7
The Arsonist
90T10
mlightle3
99T10
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.
ScottBarnard
79T5
iMASLAN
83T6
asgeirhuns asgeirhuns
8T9
roger-ebert
40T10
Brettster
45T2
TheDave
60T8
gunes
75T4
Pickpocket Pickpocket
8T9
Possibly the most overlooked film of 2011. Jeff Nichols proves that his first film was no fluke, guy is legit and he has a great muse in Michael Shannon who is once again fantastic. Jessica Chastain was perfectly cast as well. The pacing was great and the ending was solid.
aliem aliem
8T8
SlantMag SlantMag
30T8
"Michael Shannon's haunting performance as a blue-collar Ohio man victimized by schizophrenia carries this dread-infused character study." - Bill Weber
sally-draper
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PurpleCow17
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Ralegend Ralegend
40T3
ujenetot
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leland1984
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80T8
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80T9
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75T5
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83T9
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75T8
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91T9
TMDaines TMDaines
80T8
ferguson
80T9
roofsrunner roofs_runner
89T9
Take Shelter is a multilayered cake that works both on your emotions and perception of reality. Another excellent realization of the idea of intense anticipation. Something same big since the Coen's A Serious Man.
svenerik svenerik
90T9
WWallce4prez WWallce4prez
83T9
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.
Okkervil Okkervil
95T10
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.
spookey
86T9
okoronkwho
90T7
Liz
68T8
SanderAP SanderAP
81T7
DeadlyRaven DeadlyRaven
75T8
Sweet_Leaf Sweet Leaf
87T8
kevinjoseph kevinjoseph
75T9
Ytadel Ytadel
50T5
It would make many film critics physically attack me to hear me say so, but over the years the tropes and cliches of indie arthouse character studies have become almost as codified as those of slick summer blockbusters. Chilly dinner table scenes? Check. Protagonist having a third act freakout scene? Check. Abrupt, ambiguous ending? Check. Dream sequences galore too. Loved Michael Shannon's performance (it's a shame he's almost forced to underact on Boardwalk Empire) and the score though.
dumble
70T6
dubya
90T7
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80T7
rDin r.Din
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88T8
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SantaClaus SantaClaus
80T10
ladri1
90T8
yoohoo883 yoohoo
85T9
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.
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85T9
(A real storm...)
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