• oscine

    ★★★★ Watched by oscine 28 Feb, 2015

    woah. intense and cool.

    this is the kind of movie you hope for on a saturday night.

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  • Luke Kane

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Luke Kane 28 Feb, 2015 5

    This morning I was walking with a friend along the beach. The wind was strong and the ocean choppy, and as we grew nearer I asked my friend what he thought of when he looked out at the blue. He paused characteristically and said, 'I think about what's coming'.

    In Take Shelter Michael Shannon starts having nightmares and hallucinations that warn of a coming storm - the storm to end all storms. He's the proud, blue-collar type who can only…

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  • Boone Bolinder

    ★★★★★ Watched by Boone Bolinder 21 Feb, 2015

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

    I watched this film alone at night with headphones on...and I believe that was the perfect ambiance to accompany this powerful film. The story struck a very personal chord with me as a young father that wants nothing more than the happiness and safety of my wife and kids.
    The imagery is breathtaking, the performances are spot on and the ending is as good as any I have ever seen (and strangely uplifting...the way I take it).
    During the first…

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  • M. McGinnis

    ★★★½ Added by M. McGinnis

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

    This is a second viewing for me, and I'm still not 100% sure what to make of this one. It's tense, creepy, and unnerving, and those are all great things in a movie about an unassuming family man who has visions of what seems to be an imminent environmental apocalypse.

    AND YET. I like Michael Shannon, but he must be a tricky dude to cast. He's got to be, what, 6'4" or so, he's built like a beast, and he's…

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  • Gonzo

    ★★★★★ Watched by Gonzo 24 Feb, 2015

    Direction: ★★★★★
    Acting: ★★★★★
    Script: ★★★★★
    Cinematography: ★★★★★
    Sound: ★★★★★
    Michael Shannon: ★★★★★

    What I Learned:
    I might not be as crazy as I thought

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  • jswysin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by jswysin 16 Feb, 2015

    Take Shelter is a terrifying film, filling me with anxiety from minute one all the way to its hand-wringing climax, whether it's an examination of the poor mental health treatment available or the economic strain leveled at the middle class or simply a metaphor for climate-change deniers turning a blind eye until it's too late (not how I read it, but see it how you will), Jeff Nichols orchestrates his masterpiece expertly, the low-budget special effects effective and beautiful, Michael…

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  • Parker Jackson

    ★★★★½ Watched by Parker Jackson 23 Feb, 2015

    8.7/10

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  • Warren Santiago

    ★★★★ Added by Warren Santiago

    The score made the performance shine even beyond expected.

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  • indianajones64

    ★★★★ Watched by indianajones64 20 Feb, 2015

    Take Shelter is one of those movies, maybe I built it up a bit too much in my head, it seemed like I was always hearing about it for a while there. And it wasn’t bad, by any stretch. I guess I was just expecting something more intense, maybe. Like Two Days One Night, this is a movie that, despite other plots, is really about mental illness. Curtis, the Michael Shannon character, begins the movie seemingly normal, but we soon…

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  • Mathias Block

    ★★★★ Watched by Mathias Block 02 Feb, 2015

    Intense and powerful movie experience, that stays with you for a long time.

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  • arnoud visser

    ★★★★★ Added by arnoud visser 1

    I am now officially a Jeff Nichols fan. After really enjoying Mud last year, I decided to see his earlier film.

    This was the best movie I watched in weeks. Start to finish I was glued to the screen. The mystery was very unnerving and the buildup was fantastic.

    The shots of the lightning shooting across the sky were simply stunning.

    The acting was perfect: Shannon was fantastic, Chastain was amazing; refreshing to see a strong female in a difficult…

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  • Amit Ashar

    Added by Amit Ashar

    2011

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