Take Shelter

Lists: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself."

Overall Ranking: 514 (Rank from 2011: # 15)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 58.33%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 8.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Patrick Devitt90
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - Wonderful performance from Michael Shannon.
(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick88(full review)Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 7
Sober Film Critic James Brown88(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch84 - While the apocalypse angle will be the main pull for prospective audiences, its the film's honest, raw depiction of a family struggling with mental illness that makes it so unforgettable.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 6
Dave Examines Movies82(full review)
Skooch80(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Michael Shannon (Curtis)
  • Jessica Chastain (Samantha)
  • Katy Mixon (Nat)
  • Shea Whigham (Dewart)
  • Ray McKinnon (Kyle)
  • Tova Stewart (Hannah)
  • Natasha Randall (Cammie)
  • Ron Kennard (Russell)
  • Scott Knisley (Lewis)
  • Robert Longstreet (Jim)
  • Heather Caldwell (Special Ed Teacher)
  • Sheila Hullihen (Woman in Road)
  • Jeff Nichols (Director)