• The Spork Guy

    ★★★★ Watched by The Spork Guy 15 Dec, 2014

    Take Shelter is the perfect meld of psychological Drama and Thriller. The genres dance together throughout the film's runtime and don't reveal their duel importance until the 3rd act. Letterboxd has praised this film for months on end and I can now claim to be on board with this one as well. What a terrific movie. A coming storm may not just destroy one's family on an environmental scale, but at a personal level as well. So emotional, so powerful,…

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  • Yiannis

    ★★★★★ Watched by Yiannis 15 Dec, 2014

    Η φανταστική αποπνυκτική ατμόσφαιρα που έχει δημιουργήσει, η πανέμορφη φωτογραφία, ο εκπληκτικός χαρακτήρας του Shannon και -δεν το συζητώ- η φοβερή του ερμηνεία μαζί με το εξαιρετικό soundtrack σε μια παραγωγή μόνο $1 εκατομμυρίου και όλα αυτά στην μόλις δεύτερη ταινία του Jeff Nichols.

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  • JT Lindroos

    ★★★★ Added by JT Lindroos

    One of the best takes on premonition since Nicolas Roeg tackled Daphne Du Maurier, this features a typically strong performance by Michael Shannon. A realistic film with a smartly oblique approach to the unknown.

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  • Luke Pauli

    ★★★★ Watched by Luke Pauli 14 Dec, 2014 8

    Michael Shannon- best actor of this current generation? Discuss. He never feels like he's grandstanding or doing that "look at me I'm acting" kind of thing, he just feels genuine and authentic, whatever he's doing. He's terrific in Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, as a family man on the brink of mental collapse. Are these visions of oncoming storms merely delusions, a byproduct of the mental illness that has plagued his family, or is there more to them? Jessica Chastain is…

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  • Andrew Ferguson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Andrew Ferguson 09 Dec, 2014

    Still as profoundly thought-provoking and quietly devastating as the first time I saw it.

    Continues to rank very high on my mental list of the best films from this decade.

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  • McMac Henry

    ★★★★½ Watched by McMac Henry 05 Dec, 2014

    i enjoyed this a lot

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  • Lucas

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Lucas 28 Nov, 2014 7

    Is anyone seeing this...

    With the crazy snowstorms that have been plaguing my city recently, I thought this would make for an appropriate watch. I said in the last review I wrote that "Jack Nicholson plays crazy better than anyone else". I would like to amend that statement to say "Jack Nicholson plays crazy better than anyone else, except maybe Michael Shannon." Shannon is great, Chastain is great, the score is great, the visuals are great, the creeping sense of impending doom is great, everything about this is just great.

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  • alf025237

    ★★★★ Added by alf025237

    um ótimo filme e com boas atuações de Jéssica Chastain e Michael Shannon.

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  • Jason Darby

    ★★★★ Added by Jason Darby

    Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter is an interesting film to both view and consider the larger meaning of. On the surface, the film moves at a snails pace, but the reason for that snails pace is clearly the directors intent.

    We move with Curtis as he begins his slow descent into possible madness. This journey is aided by the impeccable work of Michael Shannon, who shows that he should be known less for his over the top theatrics in the Twilight…

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  • Old Shuck

    ½ Watched by Old Shuck 27 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Melanie Knits

    ★★★★★ Added by Melanie Knits

    I was breathless after watching this. A moving, often eerie story of the way that illness can tear someone's world apart.

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  • ImSorryDave

    ★★★★★ Added by ImSorryDave

    Jeff Nichols (director):

    "It’s specifically designed to be ambiguous. That really riles some people and some people really love it. What’s funny and interesting to me — and not to sound too cocky about it, but I really do think it worked — is everybody talks about the specifics of what’s happening in that scene. And to me, the specifics don’t matter that much. And I’ll explain.

    What is happening, what is going to happen, all that is just fun…

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