The Shack

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  132 min.
Release Date: March 3, 2017
DVD: May 30, 2017
Blu-ray: May 30, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.35
based on 400 votes and 145 reviews
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Cast: Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Ryan Robbins, Megan Charpentier, Gage Munroe, Derek Hamilton


When Mack Philips (Sam Worthington) takes three of his children on a camping trip, his youngest daughter, Missy, goes missing. Evidence discovered in an abandoned shack leads authorities to believe she was kidnapped and murdered by a serial killer, although her body isn't found.

Four years later, Mack receives a note in his mailbox asking him to return to the shack. The note is signed from "Papa" and Mack suspects it could be from God, whom his wife Nan (Radha Mitchell) always refers to as "Papa." Against his better judgment, he accepts the invitation and finds something there that will change his life forever.

  Canadian Connection: Based on the bestselling novel by Canadian author William Paul Young. The movie was filmed in British Columbia and several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Gil Netter, Brad Cummings
Screenplay: John Fusco
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  • 1 star "The whole thing is a deus ex machina."
  • 1 star "This was ridiculously disappointing compared to the book and if you're not religious you may appreciate the overall message but will hate it in general"
  • 5 stars "Magnificent, a masterpiece! When you watch this movie, you'll receive revelations of God's love for you in a whole new way!"