Take Shelter

Take Shelter

Directed by Jeff Nichols

A man plagued by terrifying apocalyptic visions struggles to determine if they’re real or if he’s losing his mind. Either way, Curtis (Michael Shannon) is in trouble, and so he doesn’t tell his wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) about his nightmares, and instead seeks answers in psychology books, while obsessively building a shelter, just in case. Jeff Nichols (MIDNIGHT SPECIAL) broke out with this acclaimed portrait of a man on the brink of disaster that’s instantly relatable to all of us who live in fear of the very real apocalyptic scenarios on Earth’s horizon.

A man plagued by terrifying apocalyptic visions struggles to determine if they’re real.

Cast: Kathy Baker, Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Member Reviews

Topical movies are hit and miss, mostly miss. With Take Shelter, instead of the preachy, Oscar-bait social issue formula, we get a fascinating magical realism drama, laced with the horrors of adult-onset schizophrenia, heightened by the performances of Shannon, Wigam, and Chastain.

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a month ago

I wouldn't recommend this movie if Michael Shannon wasn't the star. This guy could make any bad movie watchable, not to say this is a bad movie by any means. Maybe I'm just tired of the midwest setting, being from and currently living there myself.

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8 months ago

I wouldn't recommend this movie if Michael Shannon wasn't the star. This guy could make any bad movie watchable, not to say this is a bad movie by any means. Maybe I'm just tired of the midwest setting, being from and currently living there myself.

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8 months ago

drama on mental illness with a cool plot in the end

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8 months ago

drama on mental illness with a cool plot in the end

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8 months ago