The Shack

Lists: Drama, Fantasy

Brief Synopsis: "After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever."

Overall Ranking: 1406 (Rank from 2017: # 51)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

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


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Dave Examines Movies95
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine80 - The Shack is not really a movie I can review with objectivity; although, I think each role is perfectly and beautifully cast, and the production value really brings the book alive. But it's more a movie judged on whether or not it touches you. I was touched enough to cry in the arms of a movie theater manager, whom I'd never met before - I was trying to get myself together after the film in the lobby, blowing my nose, still sobbing and he came over to give me a hug.
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CineMarvellous George Beremov45(full review)

People Involved

  • Sam Worthington (Mac Phillips)
  • Radha Mitchell (Nan)
  • Octavia Spencer (Papa / Elouisa)
  • Graham Greene (Mala Papa)
  • Gage Munroe (Jose Phillips)
  • Tim McGraw (Willie)
  • Megan Charpentier (Kate Phillips)
  • Laura MacKillop ()
  • Lane Edwards ()
  • Aviv Alush ()
  • Stuart Hazeldine (Director)