Take Shelter (2011)

2011 Take Shelter Movie Film Cinema Poster ArtTake 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

Language: English

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


Full Acting Cast and Roles


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  1. Kat

    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.

  2. Absolutely loved this film, it had such a sense of foreboding throughout and Michael Shannon was superb

  3. Love this movie. One of my favorites from 2011, and a phenomenal performance from Michael Shannon.

  4. Love this movie, and the scene in the shelter, when he can’t open the door – classic.

  5. 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!

  6. One the best movies I seen in a long time.

  7. We need a little bit more of this from time to time.

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