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Take Shelter

Rated R for some language.

R In Theaters 09/30/2011 , 120min.
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Viewer score based on 18 ratings
Critic score based on 33 reviews

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February 09, 2013
I give this film one star only because of the good acting. But the story I give negative 3 stars.
October 05, 2012
This was a thought provoking film about mental illness and I was left with a sense of dread afterwards. The last 10 minutes made the film for me because I felt all along that something bad was going to happen by the time the film ended.
February 14, 2012
I give it a two star rating for the acting only, which i thought was pretty good. i'm not sure what this movie was supposed to do. i usually stick with a movie, even though i think it's boring until the end to see what happens. this is one of those i wish i'd have turned off. i would not recommend this to anyone and personally don't understand why it has received high ratings.
December 02, 2011
Interesting, but very, very dark. Not sure just what the director/writer was trying to achieve. Very well acted, if you really want to see mental breakdowns well acted. The ending leaves you wondering why you were there.....or were you?????
November 14, 2011
One of the best I have seen inb years, albeit that i am a fan of dystopic books and films. this was done with the gentle and graceful trip towhat we knew had to be the conclusion...Am perplexed by the number of people at my viewing that were totally confused by the ending. are subtleties so rare in film today>>>?????

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Los Angeles Times
From the first moments of the eerie storm that opens the story, dread is the prevailing mood of this pre-apocalyptic drama - a film very much about this moment in time. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It is a quiet, relentless exploration of the latent (and not so latent) terrors that bedevil contemporary American life, a horror movie that will trouble your sleep not with visions of monsters but with a more familiar dread. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Taut, unsettling, haunting and powerful. Full Review
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
It's not easy to give a character study concerning mental illness the aspect of a psychological thriller without some notes of exploitation or trivialization creeping in, and Take Shelter makes a few missteps. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
Nichols has a genius for making landscapes and everyday objects resonate like crazy, for nailing the texture of dread. Full Review

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