almost 6 years
Powerful & unsettling, but ultimately unsatisfying. Excellent performance from Shannon.
almost 6 years
Shannon delivers a strong performance in an excellently scored and well shot drama.
Slow but occasionally suspenseful film with an unfortunately hipster ending.
Potently subtle. Shannon's performance and Nichols sense of tension drives the film.
Powerful and intense, but also hard to watch.
over 6 years
Intriguing premise and strong performances make for a superior psychological drama.
almost 7 years
Shannon is really great, but I don't understand the hype around this one. Not scary at all
over 7 years
Hard to watch, but worth watching. Likely to be divisive.
Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama film starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. The film is written and directed by Jeff Nichols. Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father (Shannon) questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
In a small town in Ohio, Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) has apocalyptic dreams, but he keeps them from his wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) and their daughter Hannah (Tova Stewart). He focuses on building a storm shelter in his backyard, but the strange behavior strains his relationship with his family. As he builds the shelter, Curtis fears the truth of his dreams.
Take Shelter premiered in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival, and Sony Pictures Classics acquired rights to distribute the film in North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. The film also screened in May 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the 50th Critics' Week Grand Prix. It also received...