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: 518 (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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David Baruffi97(full review)
Patrick Devitt90
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - Wonderful performance from Michael Shannon.
(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick88(full review)
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.
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)