Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Take Shelter

Posted on

Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter | GIMME 'SHELTER' Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter
Sony Pictures Classics

Take Shelter

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
120 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/30/11
performer:
Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon
director:
Jeff Nichols
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

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-