Take Shelter 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… Take Shelter 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… 2011-09-30 R PT120M Drama Jessica Chastain Michael Shannon Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Take Shelter (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter | GIMME 'SHELTER' Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter
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GIMME 'SHELTER' Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Sep 30, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 120 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon; 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 Sep 28, 2011 Published in issue #1175 Oct 07, 2011 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Nov 16 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$38.1 1 $38.1 C-
2.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$36.0 2 $111.7 B+
3.
Interstellar
Paramount
$29.2 2 $97.8 B-
4.
Beyond the Lights
Relativity
$6.5 1 $6.5 B+
5.
Gone Girl
Fox
$4.6 7 $152.7 A
6.
St. Vincent
Weinstein Co.
$4.0 6 $33.3 B
7.
Fury
Sony
$3.8 5 $75.9 C+
8.
Nightcrawler
Open Road
$3.0 3 $25.0 B+
9.
Ouija
Universal
$3.0 4 $48.1 C-
10.
Birdman
Fox Searchlight
$2.4 5 $11.6 A-
* in millions

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