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Rated R · 124 minutes · 2011

Drama, Thriller
Michael Shannon stars as Curtis, a man plagued by paranoiac visions of oncoming storms, and vicious nightmares about his family being attacked. Basically, he’s a very troubled guy, and Shannon turns in a barn-burning, apocalyptic performance that only he could give. Jessica Chastain is equally good as his wife, a good-natured person who is terrified by the path her husband is on. Writer-director Jeff Nichols has put together an unsettling movie about these often-difficult times in which we live. Take Shelter is not a feel-good movie by any means, unless you favor feeling like shit. It’s one of the year’s best films, with Shannon and Chastain deserving award consideration.
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/takeshelter
Director: Jeff Nichols
Producer: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin, Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Colin Strause, Greg Strause, Richard Rothfeld, Chris Perot and Christos Konstantakopoulos
Cast: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Ray McKinnon, Lisagay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet, Kathy Baker and Tova Stewart

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Memphis Flyer Unshakable An unsettling triumph from an Arkansas filmmaker with a Memphis connection. by Chris Herrington 11/10/2011
Indy Week The end of the world in Take Shelter Take Shelter is a valiant, worthy effort, but the film doesn't go far enough—and doesn't succeed in escaping its influences. by David Fellerath 11/02/2011
Portland Mercury Everything Falls Apart Take Shelter: Fun for the whole family! by Erik Henriksen 10/20/2011
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Charleston City Paper In Take Shelter, Michael Shannon defines slow-burn agony Set in a rural Ohio of backyard rubbish piles and church suppers, Take Shelter is a skin-crawling heartland thriller in which visions of disaster haunt family man Curtis (Michael Shannon). by Felicia Feaster 12/07/2011
NUVO Review: 'Take Shelter' One of the best movies of the year, Jeff Nichols' 'Take Shelter' portrays a Middle America without hokiness and mental illness without sentimentality. by Ed Johnson-Ott 11/11/2011
Pittsburgh City Paper Take Shelter A slow-burner that's as much about our troubled times as it is about one troubled man by Al Hoff 12/28/2011
East Bay Express Take Shelter Rider on the storm. by Kelly Vance 10/12/2011

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