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Take Shelter
7.6
/10
3,604 Ratings

TAKE SHELTER

Directed by Jeff Nichols
United States, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

When Curtis LaForche, a crew chief from Ohio, begins having dreams about a foreboding storm, he starts building a shelter in his backyard for himself and his family. But his obsessive actions become more and more erratic, placing his livelihood, his marriage, and his health in jeopardy. 

Synopsis

When Curtis LaForche, a crew chief from Ohio, begins having dreams about a foreboding storm, he starts building a shelter in his backyard for himself and his family. But his obsessive actions become more and more erratic, placing his livelihood, his marriage, and his health in jeopardy. 

Our take

A perfect pairing of two of contemporary American indie cinema’s brightest lights and frequent collaborators—acclaimed director Jeff Nichols and talented actor Michael Shannon—Take Shelter is a psychological portrait and anxious apocalyptic drama that has only gotten better with time.