• Take Shelter (2011)

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Take Shelter

Release Date: September 30th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2012

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) lives in a small Ohio town with his loving wife (Jessica Chastain) and hearing-impaired daughter (Tova Stewart). Though money is tight, he and his family are very happy. But then, Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an apocalypse that threatens them all. Rather than confiding in Samantha, he begins building a storm shelter in the backyard, and his strange behavior causes tension in their marriage and the surrounding community.

Cast: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Ray McKinnon, LisaGay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet, Kathy Baker

Director: Jeff Nichols

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Production Co: Strange Matter Films

Keywords: Family, 2010s, Wife, Daughter, Love, Hospital, Emotional, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A riveting genre blend of thriller, domestic drama and supernatural horror propelled by a brilliant lead performance. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The economics of star casting aside, what would Take Shelter have been like with James McAvoy or Mark Wahlberg or Jake Gyllenhaal at its center? show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The film concludes not with a "surprise ending" but with a series of shots that brilliantly summarize all that has gone before. This is masterful filmmaking. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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