At first, it reminds somehow of "Poltergeist", then of "The Birds" or Mr. Night SHYAMALAN. Then the film digs and sinks deeper into obsession until the unexpected ending. SHANNON and CHASTAIN at the top. === Au début, on repense à "Poltergeist", ensuite à "The Birds" ou M. Night SHYAMALAN. Puis le film creuse et s'enfonce davantage ds l'obsession jusqu'au final inattendu. SHANNON et CHASTAIN au top.
Jeff Nichols 2nd film might be his best so far. All of them are great but to me in this one everything comes together. I like to call "Take Shelter" - The Anti Shining because it's about the love of a family facing someone losing his mind. Another very kind movie. Shannon is very good in it also.
Jeff Nichols is a great film maker. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain are great actors. Great film that is so much more about the internal conflict of one man, but about how America as a whole can be prone hysteria and paranoia. Always enjoy an ambigious ending too,
More than any other filmmaker, it is perhaps Jeff Nichols who has carried on the tradition of M. Night Shyamalan's early work - this is an earnest and quietly melancholy domestic drama with classic genre movie underpinnings. "Shelter" takes the template of a film like "Signs" and strips it down to its spiritual essence, delivering a bleak tone poem that peers into the terrified heart of post-9/11 America.
So far the best Noah's Ark adaptation. Michael Shannon is splendid as a man troubled by nightmares and madness, willing to save his family from a storm to come. The last half hour is nothing but unexpectedness, restless tension and beautiful catastrophic imagery.
okay so 3.5 stars. Ending is phenomenal, but all that super boring narrative about a guy who is too manly to go to a freaking shrink and too manly to tell his wife but acts totally insane, is too long for my liking and just... stereotypical! It makes me so aggressive at times, that some movies just repeat this heteronormative shit over and over again.. okay rant over. Film was good.