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Take Shelter (2011) 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
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Take Shelter (2011)

MPAA Rating: R

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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 Apr 20 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $26.6 3 $201.5 B+
2.
Rio 2
Fox
$22.5 2 $75.4 C+
3. $21.5 1 $28.5 C
4.
Transcendence
Warner Bros.
$11.2 1 $11.2 C
5.
A Haunted House 2
Open Road
$9.1 1 $9.1 D
6.
Draft Day
Lionsgate/Summit
$5.9 2 $19.5 B
7.
Divergent
Lionsgate/Summit
$5.7 5 $133.9 B+
8.
Oculus
Relativity
$5.2 2 $21.2 C
9.
Noah
Paramount
$5.0 4 $93.3 C+
10.
God's Not Dead
Freestyle
$4.8 5 $48.3 NA
* in millions