Take Shelter details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon|
|Genres:||Drama - Crime, Thriller - Crime, Mystery, Psychological|
|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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Where is the shelter when you need it?By Platospupil (195 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 (1 review) , 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.
Slow moving, but necessary for the filmBy a customer , 24 Apr 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideBe warned, not a great deal happens but all the 'action' is necessary as we build up to the end. Good to see a film where the 'hero' seeks help without the usual bravado and 'I'll cope with it' attitude. A bit unsure about the ending - not because of its content but purely because of geography. The family is at a particular beach but non-USA residents will not know where that is supposed to be in relation to where they live. i. e. I assume that they are planning on going home but how far is it from where they are now? Will they make it in time?
Slow moving nothingnessBy JacobA (9 reviews) , 02 Apr 2013Think I must have seen a different film to others reviewing it here. It's slow, but films of this type need to be due to the complex issues at hand but they also need substance and an ending. So little happens but its the unsubstantial nature of what you get that really holds this film back. It could have been much more involving and a much better tale but sadly it's just a long watch interspersed with a few rays of hope. I just couldn't care about the characters. Weak characterisation and lack of a lure. The ending lets it down as well almost as if they were running out of film stock/money and just had to end it. Too many loose ends.
Stick with itBy KingFan (15 reviews) , 25 Mar 2013A decent take on psychological thriller. Felt like it was taking a long time to get going but despite this I was eager to keep watching to find out what happens. You don't quite know how it's going to end. It could go one way or the other and I was pleased with the ending. Certainly not a 'feel good' film but a decent watch with good ideas and good acting.