Michael Shannon returns to familiar creepy-dude territory as a good Midwestern family man racked with a dread that troubles his wife (Jessica Chastain): Are his hallucinations portents of the schizophrenia that runs in his family, metaphors for the terrors of keeping loved ones safe, or signs only he can see of a very real cosmic cataclysm ahead? Writer-director Jeff Nichols builds his elegantly shot, weather-sensitive horror story in waves of tension that crest as if pulled by tempests. A-
GIMME 'SHELTER' Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter (Sony Pictures Classics)
Genre: Drama; Starring: Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon; Director: Jeff Nichols; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted January 17 2015 — 3:45 PM EST
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