Take Shelter is an original story woven around the desperation of middle-class, middle-Americans following the economic slowdown of recent years.
Michael Shannon’s strong acting skills are brought to bear in this slow-building, gripping drama-thriller directed by Jeff Nichols.
One or two scenes may stop you from considering this film outstanding but it is nevertheless a very good all-round production which should be seen by all serious movie-goers.
You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: Take Shelter
Direction: Jeff Nichols
Screenplay: Jeff Nichols
Cinematography: Adam Stone
Editing: Parke Gregg
Score: David Wingo
Stars: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Shea Whigham, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Tova Stewart, Stuart Greer
Oh my gosh YES. I loved this film so much. It’s really close to the top of my “best films you probably haven’t seen” list.
Absolutely loved this film, it had such a sense of foreboding throughout and Michael Shannon was superb
Love this movie. One of my favorites from 2011, and a phenomenal performance from Michael Shannon.
Love this movie, and the scene in the shelter, when he can’t open the door – classic.
What a great film! A horror film that creeps you out so much because what happens to Michael Shannon’s character could happen to everyone! That’s real horror!
One the best movies I seen in a long time.
We need a little bit more of this from time to time.