Take Shelter | Full Movie

Take Shelter
  • R
  • 2h 1m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh92%
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Following his acclaimed debut, Shotgun Stories, writer/director Jeff Nichols reteams with actor Michael Shannon to create a haunting tale that will creep under your skin and expose your darkest fears. Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can’t compare with Curtis’s privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify. Take Shelter features fully realized characters crumbling under the weight of real-life problems. Using tone and atmosphere to chilling effect, Nichols crafts a powerful psychological thriller that is a disturbing tale for our times.
© 2011 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: Michael Shannon gives a powerhouse performance and the purposefully subtle filmmaking creates a perfect blend of drama, terror, and dread.
The New Republic
David Thomson

In my estimate, this unique and frequently arresting film suffers from the monotony of the lead pl...

June 22, 2017
Justin Chang

A hallucinatory thriller anchored by a deeply resonant sense of unease.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddleston

When future film historians look back at the cultural fallout from America's financial collapse, '...

June 22, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore

Shannon wonderfully modulates Nichols' portrait of a man whose mind and life seem to unravel befor...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

There's a strong, unsettling sense of disease that runs through Take Shelter, the best drama of th...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Horror, Thriller, Independent
  • Release Date:July 15, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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