Take Shelter

Take Shelter
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

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

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

June 22, 2017
Variety
Justin Chang
Fresh

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

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

The film's power should reside in this agonised human dilemma, but in the end it becomes a rather...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

As in Todd Haynes's 1995 masterpiece, Safe, we are in a world that can't be pinned down.

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Adam Woodward
Fresh

The supernatural horror/suburban drama mash-up doesn't always sit well, but there's no need to tak...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:July 15, 2011
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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