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About the Movie
Academy Award Winner Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie (The Avengers) star in a riveting story of survival. Two strangers will find each other and rise above their struggle to get off of the streets of New York City.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 22
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Mr. Bettany's sketchy, unconvincing screenplay is more interested in Ms. Connelly's execution of exploitative stunts than in seriously examining the social crisis it purports to lament.
Rotten: Its intentions are noble. Its gaze is harshly realistic. But it's also overly melodramatic. Bettany has the makings of better director than screenwriter.
Fresh: The results are admirable in intent and sporadic effect, but still a mixed bag overall.
Fresh: Some people will find it too emotionally wrenching to watch, but there are moments of raw, understated sensitivity, encapsulating the ache of regret at the heart of Shelter.
Too bleak for me.
Connelly and Mackey give phenomenal, haunting performances. This movie sheds an enlightening portrayal of survival from the events in life that can send you spiraling into choices that seem unrecoverable. When all seems lost, you can't help but invest in a hope that love can save these two people who have less than nothing. Beautiful to watch their selfless sacrifices for each other. You will feel compassion for those people you walk by on the street. Unforgettable.
POWERFUL and ENGAGING
This was a powerful and highly enaging film. Both Jennifer Connoly and Anthony Mackie give incredible performances, putting a human and relatable face on the traditionally ananymous homelessness epidemic. Must watch.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2015
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