Take Shelter

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  121 min.
Release Date: October 14, 2011 (limited)
DVD: January 17, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.85
based on 80 votes and 26 reviews
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Cast: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Kathy Baker, Katy Mixon, Shea Whigham


Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) has been having visions about an upcoming environmental apocalypse. He takes out a loan so he can build a shelter to protect his family, but financially, it leaves them at a loss. He's no longer able to afford to get his deaf daughter the surgery she needs to restore her hearing.

He also begins to question his sanity. His mother was a victim of schizophrenia, and he worries that the same thing is happening to him. He begins to wonder whether he needs to protect his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Director: Jeff Nichols
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin
Screenplay: Jeff Nichols
Official Site: www.takeshelterfilm.com

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  • 5 stars "Amazing. So well done. It takes you to a place of paranoia in yourself that you might not know existed."
  • 5 stars "Great film - one you think about for hours after you finish watching it."
  • 4 stars "excellent film with awesome performances!!"