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
Movie Review

Take Shelter (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter | GIMME 'SHELTER' Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter
Image credit: Sony Pictures Classics
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
Advertisement
Weekend of Jul 27 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Lucy
Universal
$44.0 1 $44.0 B
2.
Hercules
Paramount
$29.0 1 $29.0 C-
3. $16.4 3 $172.1 B+
4.
The Purge: Anarchy
Universal
$9.9 2 $51.3 C-
5.
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Walt Disney Pictures
$9.3 2 $35.1 B
6.
Sex Tape
Sony
$6.0 2 $26.9 C+
7. $4.6 5 $236.4 D+
8.
And So It Goes
Clarius Entertainment
$4.6 1 $4.6 C-
9.
Tammy
Warner Bros.
$3.4 4 $78.1 B
10.
A Most Wanted Man
Roadside Attractions
$2.7 1 $2.7 B
* in millions