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Hannah and Tahir (Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Mackie) come from two different worlds. But when their lives intersect, they're at the same place: homeless on the streets of New York. How did they get there? As we learn about their past, we begin to understand that to have a future, they need each other. There are more than 50,000 homeless people living on the streets and in the shelters of New York City. To most of us they are nameless and faceless, and occasionally a nuisance. But every single person has a story. And Hannah and Tahir are no different. And theirs is a story of loss, love, hope and redemption. -- (C) Screen Media Films


Rob Morgan
as Franklin
Paul Urcioli
as Senior Doctor
Andrew Polk
as Dr. Patel
Babs Olusanmokun
as Hospital Security Guard
Kevin Geer
as Walter
Chris Costa
as Stephen
Teddy Canez
as Station Officer
Wilson Montuori
as Guitarist
Laurent Caillat
as French Guy 2
J.D. Williams
as Drug Dealer
Susanna Guzman
as Housekeeper
Kecia Lewis-Evans
as Shelter Worker 1
Audrie J. Neenan
as Shelter Worker 2
Gameela Wright
as Advisor (Coalition for Homeless)
Holly Chou
as Pharmacist
Babacar Thiam
as Islamic Prayer
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  • 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.

    Nov 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.

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

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Nov 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.

    Nov 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 ...

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

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • 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.

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

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Shelter

  • 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.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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