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Based on 11 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Features a superb performance in the lead role, a strong supporting cast, very good cinematography and, most of all, emotional authenticity. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Actors Trevor Wright and Brad Rowe are good enough to turn a formulaic coming-out tale into a sweet romance. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Markowitz 's low key coming of age/coming out story isn't particularly original, but features subtle performances and a vivid sense of place. show more

  • 63
    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. show more

  • 83
    Portland Oregonian

    There's real chemistry between the two actors. show more

  • 42
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The script sounds like literal diary transcripts, the camerawork tests the limits of eyestrain, and the soundtrack bleats with mediocre pop songs by unknowns. show more

  • 70
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    Wright is a find, while Rowe may surprise those who dismissed him as a Brad Pitt look-alike when he first came to attention in "Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss." Here, 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. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Coming out has rarely looked so pretty. show more

  • 70
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    A pleasant romantic drama that works best when focused on the romance -- or on the waves, since the principal characters spend a lot of time surfing. show more

  • 70
    Chicago Reader

    What might have been a routine coming-out story is enriched by Wright's accomplished and honest performance, Markowitz's straightforward dialogue, and Joseph White's cinematography of the majestic surf and melancholy sunsets off Malibu. show more

  • October 26, 2008 Frenchpheonix11
    Report This User

    I really enjoyed this movie.

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