Take Shelter

Take Shelter

DVD - 2012
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Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His inexplicable behavior concerns those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can't compare with Curtis's privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify.


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Aug 22, 2019

This movie is incredible. Light use of CGI enhances the overall feeling of dread that grows throughout the film. The ending never fails to give me chills.

Nov 11, 2018

If "Take Shelter" is really supposed to be considered great movie-making - Then - IMO - The film industry is in mighty big trouble.

I don't know how any of the actors in this picture could've kept a straight face, delivering their absurd lines in this cinematic rubbish.

And, speaking about actor, Michael Shannon - I have to tell you that this guy really gives me the creeps, big-time.

Oct 24, 2018

C'mon, now! Surely this demented, little "Dizzy Daddy" story was (in reality) supposed to be regarded as a black comedy - 'Cause I honestly can't imagine anyone (in their right mind) taking this truly laughable "prophecy" nonsense at face value. I can't.

And, speaking about the likes of serious mental illness - Is Take Shelter's story actually telling me that I'm now supposed to accept the apocalyptic-based nightmares of a delusional one with a straight face? And, with that - I should now start building my very own underground shelter (like - Pronto!) in preparation for the day?.... Ha! Spare me!

Initially, I had sat down to watch "Take Shelter" with some very low expectations. And, even in that state of mind, this $5 million fiasco-film went well-beyond being grossly disappointing on all counts.

Apr 26, 2018

This movie was ok. It was not what I had expected! It is not as good as it could have been. The acting not very good and the movie seems to be missing alot.

Dec 05, 2017

Very slow moving film. I was wondering what the point was. This movie got better as it went along until I thought it was quite interesting.

Oct 30, 2017

i can't really add anything new to the previous comments. but i do want to repeat very good acting. i've become a fan of michael shannon since watching him in "99 Homes" (one of the main reasons i wanted to watch this movie)

May 21, 2016

Acting was good. Everything else. Blah. The script tried too hard to be clever, when in reality, it was too slow. Way, way, way too slow. I don't care what the director or writers had in mind, it was painful to see the main character going through his 'episodes'. They were obviously trying to make the movie seem about some psychic guy predicting a coming cataclysm. It dragged to the point where I just wanted to fast forward to the end. No matter how it turned out, it wasn't worth the teeth-pulling misery the director put me through.

Sep 29, 2015

Very good.

Apr 27, 2015

Good film/photography work, but the storytelling is a bit long and, for me, a little too ambiguous.

Mar 24, 2015

like watching an accident happening in slow motion, very, very unsettling

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May 05, 2012

Dewart: "You've got a good life, Curtis. I think that's the best compliment you can give a man; take a look at his life and say, 'That's good'."

May 05, 2012

Curtis: (to roomful of shocked neighbors) "You think I'm crazy? Well, listen up, there's a storm coming like nothing you've ever seen, and not a one of you is prepared for it."

May 05, 2012

Curtis: (to roomful of shocked neighbors) "Sleep well in your beds. 'Cause if this thing comes true, there ain't gonna be any more."


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