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Thursday, August 5, 2010

[7.00/10] Shelter (2010)

Shelter (2010)

Brief review: Absolutely gripping from start to finish "Shelter" is a supernatural horror/thriller with an intriguing and mysterious premise, that tells the story of a female forensic psychiatrist, played by Julianna Moore, who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims, and she will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished. The story comes Michael Cooney, who also wrote the script of the 2003 horror hit “Identity”, and "Shelter" is pretty similar in dealing with multiple personalities and disturbing murders. It might not be as good as "Identity", but it's a solid effort, thanks to top-notch directing by Swedish filmmakers, Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein, fascinating creepy visuals, nice camera shots, and last but not least, an incredible performances from the two leads. The first part of the film is more psychological and mysterious.. and when the supernatural element comes into play, "Shelter" becomes even more engrossing, while a bit messy. Jonathan Rhys Meyers gives an insanely creepy, multi-layered performance, and I found him pretty convincing and very credible in portraying his character with multiple personalities. My only complain is, that he's way too handsome to play such a sick and crazy character. Julianne Moore delivers typically solid performance as the anxious psychiatrist, Cara. The supporting cast is good as well - special mention goes to Frances Conroy as Mrs. Bernburg.

Overall summary: "Shelter" is slightly predictable and at times quite silly, and there is too much going on... and yet, it's one well-shot, thrilling and hugely-entertaining mess of a film!

  • My Rating: 7.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.75/10 (4 Reviews)
  • IMDb: 6.0/10


Jaccstev said...

Wow.. you have watched this Nebby? Since you've said it was entertaining so maybe I'll get entertained too :) Great review!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Yes, Jaccsy, I have.. and I liked it quite a lot! :) Most critics hated it, saying it was a complete and utter mess. Yes, it was a mess, but a great mess!:)

Want some download links for this one?:)




Jaccstev said...

Thanks so much pal ;)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

You're welcome, buddy. There are also English subtitles available if you need any. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds intriguing! Will add to NetFlix queue.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, if you're into supernatural stuff, you should definitely check this out ;)