• R , 1 hr 37 min
  • Drama
    Romance
Shelter (2008) Synopsis
A surfer (Trevor Wright) begins a secret romance with his best friend's brother (Brad Rowe).
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Portland Oregonian

There's real chemistry between the two actors.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Features a superb performance in the lead role, a strong supporting cast, very good cinematography and, most of all, emotional authenticity.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Markowitz 's low key coming of age/coming out story isn't particularly original, but features subtle performances and a vivid sense of...
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Wright is a find, while Rowe may surprise those who dismissed him as a Brad Pitt look-alike when he first came to attention in "Billy’s...
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70

Chicago Reader

What might have been a routine coming-out story is enriched by Wright's accomplished and honest performance, Markowitz's straightforward...
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A pleasant romantic drama that works best when focused on the romance -- or on the waves, since the principal characters spend a lot of...
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Coming out has rarely looked so pretty.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Actors Trevor Wright and Brad Rowe are good enough to turn a formulaic coming-out tale into a sweet romance.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Shelter is a gay movie like other American gay movies. Boy meets boy. Boy comes out. Boys fight opposition. Opposition caves. If there's...
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42

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
The script sounds like literal diary transcripts, the camerawork tests the limits of eyestrain, and the soundtrack bleats with mediocre pop...
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Rated R | For Brief Drug Use, Some Sexual Content and Language