Hannah and Tahir are the homeless people who fall in love on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.
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Critics Of "Shelter 2014"
November 12, 2015 Too soulful to write off as an exercise in movie stars playing at homelessness.Read in Source
December 14, 2015 Shelter feels like an act of penance for all involved, and Connelly's powerful performance perfectly captures the anguish of a woman rendered all but invisible by poverty.Read in Source
November 12, 2015 A mixed bag that gets some things right and is refreshing about others. It also fumbles about at times and feeds on old cliches that need to die.Read in Source
November 13, 2015 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.Read in Source
New York Observer
November 11, 2015 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.Read in Source
November 12, 2015 In his earnest effort to depict how tough life is for the downtrodden, [Bettany] dogpiles his two protagonists with manufactured misery ...Read in Source
November 24, 2015 While there are flashes of impressive direction - especially in his use of location - Bettany's woefully underwritten script almost immediately dogs Shelter down.Read in Source
New York Times
November 12, 2015 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.Read in Source
November 13, 2015 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.Read in Source
November 12, 2015 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.Read in Source
November 24, 2015 Paul Bettany makes a strong impression with his first film as a writer-director, exploring the big issue of homelessness from a variety of pointed angles.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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