Take Shelter details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller - Psychological, Erotic, General|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||19 Mar 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
An unusually dark and troubling drama starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.
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A recommended watchBy Missgotty (11 reviews) , 22 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I really liked this film. There was layer upon layer of tension building up throughout, with the main character battling between trusting his instincts or possibly going mad, and the effect his behaviour would play on his family, friends and society. Take Shelter was shot extremely well and the acting abilities of the main couple were amazing.
This movie is a slow burner and may not appeal to everyone but I loved it.
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Before Zod he Took ShelterBy wrightm1 (8 reviews) , 14 Jun 2013Michael Shannon plays an everyday husband to a wife and deaf child, and starts to experience nightmares which could be a sign of the apocalypse, or signs of his psychological demise. I really liked this movie, and Jeff Nichols has achieved something quite wonderful here, with both strong writing and direction. The performances are what really drive the film , with Michael Shannon giving a truly great and underplayed performance, and Jessica Chastain delivering another strong and moving performance. One of the most powerful areas of the film is that there is an ongoing sense of dread, and you are never really sure what is going to happen next, and as things slowly unravel and the dreams get more vivid and strange, you become more and more unsure. And then the ending happens. That is all I am going to say, as I found that the film as a whole was very satisfying. My only complaint is that I found the film a little too slow, as although a slow pace doesn't bother me if it keeps the story going on, I found that at 2 hours it was starting to overstay it's welcome. There were a few scenes that I believe could have been cut out- one being with the mother, but as a whole this movie is a very interesting and utterly involving film.
bear with it till the endBy backfusion (10 reviews) , 08 Jun 2013not to everyone's taste because the film is slow and sometimes tedious but its more about the character breakdown and that's why it builds up slowly. The lead is very good and i think it will be a film that you will like a week after seeing it and thinking about it.
the worst film I've seen since The Dark Knight Rises and the True Grit remakeBy a customer , 03 Jun 2013absolutely rubbish film, ridicolously slow, tedious, god awful acting performances from the actors involved including a completely dead behind the eyes performance from the usually reliable Jessica Chastain, the so-called twists are so predictable a small child will see them a mile away, don't bother people 2 hours is too long to spend watching such a terrible abomination of a film.
Where is the shelter when you need it?By Platospupil (202 reviews) , 17 May 2013Michael Shannon is great in this as a man falling apart into personal or is it global destruction. This is zeitgeist. Everyone is subliminally concerned with the end of the world .. but are we mad or deluded or having the wool pulled over our eyes. This film does this zone and does it well, if rather ponderously. I found myself oddly relived by the ending .. Oh dear!
Worth watching for Shannon alone...By Ouzo (2 reviews) , 24 Apr 2013Michael Shannon has to be one of the most intense actors of our generation. Here, he is perfectly cast as a man descending into madness. It kept me guessing all the way through, as you are drawn into the world of mental illness.
You have to wait a while for the wide eyed, spectacle to get into full swing but the likable characters and visuals are all enough to tie you over until the big payoff. Could have ended thirty seconds earlier.