Take Shelter

2011 • 121 minutes
4.2
509 reviews
92%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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A working-class husband and father questions whether his nightmares of an apocalyptic storm signal something real to come or the onset of an inherited mental illness he has feared his whole life. © 2011 Grove Hill Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved.
4.2
509 reviews
Greg Rayfield
June 14, 2018
The movie is great. The ending really leaves you wanting more. This movie will stay in your mind a long time after it's over. I want it to continue. Have a sequel. I know there is no way that will happen. I'm not sure how it would work. But man the ending really grabs you. Pay attention to her hand at the end. This is a really good movie. I don't know what some people are meaning by insinuating that he is still crazy and it's still all part of him losing his mind. I guess everyone can interpret what they imagine even if they are wrong.
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Tony Peppermint
January 25, 2022
You are asked: Is Curtis having prophetic dreams of apocalyptic rains of oil that turns people into murderers or is he starting to experience the early signs of schizophrenia. We follow him as he prepares for the worse and keep his family safe and sound, both from the Storm and for his daughter to get treatment. He's a man who's well-being is being challenged as community ties are being damaged and broken as he keeps his family together. The ending will leave you absolutely shocked.
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Secret Oktober
February 9, 2017
"Take Shelter" takes you on a wild ride into the life of a man whose paranoia creeps up on him, forcing him to take drastic measures to ensure the safety of his wife and his daughter, who is deaf, from impending doom. This is a great movie for a viewer to get a glimpse into the struggles of what a person goes through when suffering delusions brought on by paranoia. Schizophrenia runs in the protagonist's family and the ending will have you screaming with excitement that he was right all along. But minutes later your own critical thinking will find that he was not. Excellent film, excellent acting, and an excellent story that portrays a realistic view of mental illness. 5 stars.
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