Take Shelter

Take Shelter

DVD - 2012
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Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His inexplicable behavior concerns those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can't compare with Curtis's privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify.

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firefly5
Dec 05, 2017

Very slow moving film. I was wondering what the point was. This movie got better as it went along until I thought it was quite interesting.

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t3star
Oct 30, 2017

i can't really add anything new to the previous comments. but i do want to repeat very good acting. i've become a fan of michael shannon since watching him in "99 Homes" (one of the main reasons i wanted to watch this movie)

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breemu
Dec 30, 2016

Loved it.

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macrw3
May 21, 2016

Acting was good. Everything else. Blah. The script tried too hard to be clever, when in reality, it was too slow. Way, way, way too slow. I don't care what the director or writers had in mind, it was painful to see the main character going through his 'episodes'. They were obviously trying to make the movie seem about some psychic guy predicting a coming cataclysm. It dragged to the point where I just wanted to fast forward to the end. No matter how it turned out, it wasn't worth the teeth-pulling misery the director put me through.

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brovnikdu
Sep 29, 2015

Very good.

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 27, 2015

Good film/photography work, but the storytelling is a bit long and, for me, a little too ambiguous.

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richibi
Mar 24, 2015

like watching an accident happening in slow motion, very, very unsettling

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2014

Jeff Nichols' amazing film, part psychodrama part social metaphor, is rife with contemporary angst. In fact fear seems to saturate every frame as Curtis obsesses over his family's security, his personal health, and an uncertain future punctuated by ominous portents that only he can see. The film's visuals are arresting and the intense performances uniformly excellent but, given the its overall sense of mounting tension and paranoia, the thundery climax comes across as a bit too tidy...and then Nichols plays his ace. In what has to be one of the most enigmatic codas I've seen in some time he pulls a small cinematic coup which forced me to reinterpret the preceding two hours yet again. I like it when a director does that!

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waltery
Jun 11, 2014

A strange, erratic, unsatisfying, try to be Twilight Light Zone/Hitchcock theme movie.

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jazeebelle
Apr 02, 2014

This movie i thought was absolutely brilliant. It is paced well (not alot of action folks which makes it feel more realistic) If you want a good meaty psychological game feeling movie, check this one out!

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Monolith
May 05, 2012

Dewart: "You've got a good life, Curtis. I think that's the best compliment you can give a man; take a look at his life and say, 'That's good'."

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Monolith
May 05, 2012

Curtis: (to roomful of shocked neighbors) "You think I'm crazy? Well, listen up, there's a storm coming like nothing you've ever seen, and not a one of you is prepared for it."

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Monolith
May 05, 2012

Curtis: (to roomful of shocked neighbors) "Sleep well in your beds. 'Cause if this thing comes true, there ain't gonna be any more."

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