Take Shelter Synopsis
Frightening visions convince an Ohio man that a tornado will strike his home and family.
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great acting, ok story

By warrenm
chastain and shannon are superb... good, not great, story...

Well Worth It...

By Sinjin Van Hook Stratton
Very out-of-the ordinary and atmospheric thriller- they could have shaved 15-20 minutes and not lost anything. I understood the need for build up but there were some obvious choices for the cutting...

Ridiculously overrated. Assinine ending.

By Toby Dammit
Like many films today, Take Shelter is exquisitely CRAFTED, yet utterly meaningless. The filmmaker is also obnoxiously coy about clarifying his intentions when talking about it. If its intent was only...

Run from the storm...well walk slowly to the exit

By seandrewett
There are movie the critics describe as "masterful movie making" and most other people describe as "two hours of my life I won't get back." Well Take Shelter is exactly 120 minutes and you won't be...

Movie could have been saved

By moviesandstuffinnc523
How disappointing to see an "artful" (as another reviewer said) film and have such a lame and unimaginative ending that truthfully, doesn't even lend itself to discussion. Yeah, the actors were good...

Slooooow

By riodealer
Terrible plot and even worse ending....

What a shame, but I suggest renting this one.

By Nacho Baggo
Powerful scripting and performances. Shannon's lead character slowly simmers to a boil and tears at your heart. The direction keeps you guessing about what you thought you were certain about. All the...

fantastic movie you must see

By ipatrick
I saw this movie at the Sundance film festival last January and this was one of the best movies at the festival. This is an amazing story and the last 60 seconds will leave you speechless. It is...

Intense, well-acted film.

By brunowe
This was an well-executed film about someone who becomes obsessed with a possible oncoming disaster to his family and starts building a storm shelter for his family. The visuals are excellent,...

Illustrates the destruction and contagion of collective fear

By key grip
An incredible movie. Michael Shannon deserves Best Actor for this. It's the scariest movie I've seen in a long time, with no paranormal, no skeletons or axe murderers....just plan ol'...

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Rated R | For some language