Playing like the excruciatingly long first act of a better movie, Take Shelter long overstays its welcome while confusing narrative indolence for tension.
the first rotten review :(( :'( i am sad .... deeply ....
Sep 27 - 02:29 PM
I'm sure that this is not the first bad review for this movie, but the numbers alone make you look like a chump. And your Jack Nicholson/Shining simile in the full review doesn't help.
Sep 28 - 09:40 AM
As a film scholar and social outcast myself, I have to agree with Devin on a few key points. First, it is incredibly difficult to get work when any person with ten fingers (or less!) can type on a keyboard. I asked myself, "How can I stand out? How can I get attention for myself with no real skills or understanding of film? How can I get more people to visit my site with its super cool name that implies something I can never be?" and Devin gave me the answer... I don't have to be honest, I only have to go against the grain and SAY I'm being honest. Then when all of the sudden the Tomato meter drops from a perfect score (Toy Story 3) everyone will be shocked and awed and wonder who this mystery person is who is "willing" to disagree with countless peers with much more impressive backgrounds! I thank you Devin from the bottom of my heart. Now, my website NutBusterReviews.com can soar higher than I ever dreamed and I never have to write a genuine, much less intelligent and non-agenda review ever again. It's like a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders and I have this brave reviewer, daring to present himself as a complete simpleton when no one else would, to thank for it. Thank you.
Sep 28 - 11:15 AM
I can't believe this guy is the go-to critic for G4's Attack of the Show. Faraci is the equally annoying flip-side to Harry Knowles.
Sep 28 - 05:17 PM
I completely agree with you.
Nov 20 - 03:44 PM
Ooh God forbid anyone should disagree with the status quo, then we'd have an actual debate! Or what passes for a debate online these days - puerile sarcasm (thanks Kevin W. - see what I did there? I thanked you but I'm actually insulting you) or rude attempts to undermine the person who dares to disagree (Stephen H. and Anthony R.).
I'm with Devin on this one, the last 30 seconds or so were memorable but not enough to make up for the tedium of the previous couple of hours. Perhaps this is, as many of the positive reviewers say, a state-of-the nation allegory or a meditation on mental illness, but that doesn't make it any more entertaining in my opinion.
Nov 24 - 10:02 AM