Take Shelter
Take Shelter (2011)

Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah's healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 30, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Michael Shannon gives a powerhouse performance and the purposefully subtle filmmaking creates a perfect blend of drama, terror, and dread.

David Thomson
The New Republic

In my estimate, this unique and frequently arresting film suffers from the monotony of the lead players' affect, and from the film's urge to have its gloomy cake and eat it.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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

Robert Koehler
Cinema Scope

... while Take Shelter doesn't shrink from taking up an audience and playing with it, it's made with an exceptional eye and ear sympathetic to the anxieties that it dramatizes.

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Justin Chang

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

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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

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Geoff Andrew
Sight and Sound

What makes Nichols' film so satisfying, at least until the melodrama of the final act, is the deftness of the characterisations and the constant sense that things are probably considerably more complex than they're perceived.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

When future film historians look back at the cultural fallout from America's financial collapse, 'Take Shelter' will be a key text. That is, if the storm doesn't sweep us all away.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In an era of empty entertainments, "Take Shelter" is built to last.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An intelligent bone chilling art-house film about dealing with our anxiety in the modern world.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A compelling, gloomy and unsettling allegory that moves in a careful slow pace towards a glorious conclusion and is centered on a modern Noah, paranoid and on… More
Bruce Bruce
From Start to finish this movie sucked. Its a wonder it didn't ruin Michael Shannon carrer. 2 hours long are you kidding me, was this someone's tax… More
Kevin M. Williams
A guy's nightmares convince him that perhaps his family would be well served by expanding the tornado shelter out in the back yard. Only there's the… More
Jim Hunter
A man with a family history of mental illness believes that his family is endangered by natural disasters. Michael Shannon, the man who made Bug even more… More
Sam Barnett
Just like Melancholia and We Need to Talk About Kevin, "Take Shelter" is another movie that is very well-made, yet very uncomfortable to watch. In… More
paul sandberg
In Take Shelter, writer/director Jeff Nichols explores not only our own concepts of reality vis a vis the film itself, but delves into how others perceive and… More

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