• The Shack (2017)

The Shack

Release Date: March 3rd, 2017

DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Aviv Alush, Radha Mitchell, Alice Braga, Graham Greene, Tim McGraw, Sumire Matsubara

Director: Stuart Hazeldine

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Gil Netter, Windblown Media

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Love, Father, Daughter, Murder, Transformation, Inspiring, Emotional, Touching, Engaging, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    However universal the perennial questions and struggles that The Shack illuminates, under Stuart Hazeldine’s plodding direction, its faith-based brand of self-help feels like being trapped in someone else’s spiritual retreat — in real time. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    After seeing The Shack — after enduring, that is, its 132 minutes of blissed-out New Age religiosity — I’ve become a believer. I believe there is no role Octavia Spencer can’t play with convincing feeling and an impeccably straight face. show more

  • 50
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    The Shack is a well-acted and sometimes moving but far too often slow-paced and unconvincing spiritual journey. show more

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