Shelter

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A homeless Nigerian immigrant (Anthony Mackie) and a junkie (Jennifer Connelly) band together for survival on the streets of New York.

Cast & Crew

Alok Tewari
Abdul
Rob Morgan
Franklin
Paul Urcioli
Senior Doctor
Paul Bettany
Screenwriter
Clay Floren
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Aimee Shieh
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Melanie Greene
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Dana Brown
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Critic Reviews for Shelter

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (13)

  • What started as an engaging character study falls apart when the cards that Tahir and Hannah are dealt are so obviously and overtly stacked against them at every turn.

    November 13, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Both actors bring confused dignity and downright anguish to their roles, and if Bettany eventually begins piling the woes on a bit heavy, they make you believe that as dark as things get, they're still more than possible.

    November 13, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • 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.

    November 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Despite its terrific performances and its great use of locations, Shelter doesn't have enough substance to hold your attention or linger in the mind for long.

    November 12, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • In his earnest effort to depict how tough life is for the downtrodden, [Bettany] dogpiles his two protagonists with manufactured misery ...

    November 12, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
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  • 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.

    November 11, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • Nov 24, 2015
    Pretty good, if unsurprising, drama about love on the hard gravel streets of New York between an ex-Nigerian soldier and a runaway suburban junkie. The performances sell the thing, with excellent work by the principals in this evenhanded effort from Paul Bettany.
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