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3,321 Ratings

Take Shelter

Directed by Jeff Nichols
United States, 2011


Plagued by a series of apocalyptic dreams, a young husband and father begins to act irrationally, putting a strain on his marriage. However, it doesn’t compare to his private fear of what his dreams may truly signify.

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Take Shelter Directed by Jeff Nichols

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2011 | 3 wins including: Critics Week Grand Prize

Independent Spirit Awards

2012 | Winner: Producers Award

2012 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Female

Critics reviews

Whether or not we believe in heaven and hell, we know enough about large-scale disasters, and the way communities can be blindsided by them, for Curtis’s prophecy to register as something greater than mere ravings. And yet, much more than these larger concerns, what moves me when I see this scene is my realization that Curtis is, finally, broken.
April 18, 2013
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Shannon’s exquisite performance is intensely moving not only because we can see his mind constantly slipping away by the minute… but also he has tapped into something uniquely American and specifically masculine. Curtis simply cannot fully inhabit his socially sanctified role as provider and protector; the heartbreaking core of the film lies in the disparity between the family man he wants to be and the ineffective shell he has become—ironically due to his protective instinct.
August 27, 2012
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