Shelter (2007)

Love brings together two men who aren't sure where to fit a relationship into their lives in this romantic drama. Living in the oceanfront working-class community of San Pedro, Zach (Trevor Wright) is a young man in his early twenties… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times

A coming-out, coming-of-age movie that is mediocre and very well-intentioned.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

Shelter rises very high indeed, thanks to a superb performance by Trevor Wright in the lead role, a strong supporting cast, very good cinematography and, most of all, emotional authenticity.

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S. James Wegg

At the epicenter of this tale is Zach (Trevor Wright is always a pleasure to watch but the measure of his acting talent requires a script with more scope to reveal his depth).

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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

Shelter may only be shoreline deep, and its ending fanciful, but the film captures the beauty, thrill and ache of young love and extracts a casual joy out of the process.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A confused young artist is torn between his family and his future in Shelter, a sensitive romantic drama from the writer and director Jonah Markowitz.

Sarah Boslaugh

Complex characterizations by Wright and Rowe and outstanding cinematography by Joseph White make this film particularly worth checking out.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Shelter is a gay movie like other American gay movies. Boy meets boy. Boy comes out. Boys fight opposition. Opposition caves. If there's life beyond the closet, too few movies know it exists.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Rowe displays new authority and confidence, as if lately he's been looking in the mirror and seeing himself, rather than that other, more famous blond.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

It feels like it's written by a film school freshman that's trying to be innovative, but everything feels forced and flat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A simple film that relies on the chemistry between Wright and Rowe, telling a sweet coming-of-age story about a young gay man trying to figure out what he wants… More
Thomas Johnston
This is a great love story! Actually the first love story that honestly depicts love as I know it! This movie is real without stereotypes and/or… More
Robert C
I hate using the term "gay themed film" because very often most of the "themes" in these films are just as relevant to all people...but this… More
jay nixon
Wonderful! Sweet film, starts a little slow but well worth sticking with.
Steven Carrier
"Shelter" may feature a gay romance but it's a far cry from one of those cheesy gay movies. This is a film about a twenty something just trying… More
Ina S
Feelgood film about a young man finding himself and his sexual identity along the way. One of these films that are just there to make the audience happy -… More