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

One of my favorites. The best thing about this movie is that the horror of reality creeps up on you. It has some of the best atmospheric tension, great use of the more low-key horror movie elements in everyday settings (the knife and flies scene), and the acting by Michael Shannon gets under the skin. Not a horror movie per se, but it leaves me unsettled every time.

watchki
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3 days ago

Great film. Performances are great. You will not forget this film anytime soon.

Mentallo
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3 days ago

This film is a tribute to marriages everywhere.

whatnostop
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2 days ago

Interesting film. My main criticism of the film is the run time. The movie should've been around 90 minutes instead of 2 hours. So many pointless scenes that didn't move the story a long. A lot of it could've been cut down.

wvwraith
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3 days ago

Great premise and acting. Did not require 2 hours to get the point across....

Ummagumma67
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3 days ago