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Take Shelter

Take ShelterMichael Shannon returns to familiar creepy-dude territory as a good Midwestern family man racked with a dread that troubles his wife (Jessica Chastain): Are...Take ShelterDramaPT120MRMichael Shannon returns to familiar creepy-dude territory as a good Midwestern family man racked with a dread that troubles his wife (Jessica Chastain): Are...2011-10-06Sony Pictures Classics
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter | GIMME 'SHELTER' Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter

GIMME 'SHELTER' Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter (Sony Pictures Classics)

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Take Shelter

Genre: Drama; Starring: Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon; Director: Jeff Nichols; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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-

Originally posted October 6 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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