Shelter (2014)

Shelter (2014)

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Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie play Hannah and Tahir, a pair who fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Together, their past lives are presented as they attempt to build towards a better future. The feature directorial debut of Emmy-nominated actor Paul Bettany (WandaVision).

2014105 minsUSA
DramaRomance

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Shelter (2014) | Reviews

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Despite being beautifully shot it is often familiar fare that ticks lots of clich boxes.

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Variety

Variety

The results are admirable in intent and sporadic effect, but still a mixed bag overall.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It becomes a Connelly showcase: overwrought and mildly unbelievable.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The characters' marginalized social standing is less indicative of a real-life epidemic and more akin to window dressing.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

There are far too many stories of homelessness in this city, and Shelter is too determined to fit all the agony of these experiences into one film.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

In his earnest effort to depict how tough life is for the downtrodden, [Bettany] dogpiles his two protagonists with manufactured misery...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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.

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Shelter (2014) | Release Details

Shelter (2014) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.