November 7, 2011
Gripping and Suspenseful, An Effort Worthy Of An Audience.
Sometimes small films with even smaller budgets find it hard to get a toe hold among the big studio productions exhibited across our nation. That could be said of this film. In fairness, a lot of theaters still have only a few screens and therefore must choose those movies they believe will net the most cash. Simple math. So, films like this one are relegated to the limited release circuit where they either prove themselves, or fail to go wide. Last year's ?Hurt Locker? is one such example, not going wide until after its Oscar win. Anyway, like a lot of movies in this group, "Take Shelter" is very good, but wide release is anybody's guess. If you get a chance to see it you should. The performances are excellent, the story's unique and entertaining, and the visuals are excellent as well. There's not much here that would interest children. Except for some sudden sounds, there's nothing objectionable though. It's worth the price of a ticket. See it. You won't be disappointed.
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