Shelter (2014) - Drama

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Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless 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.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Paul Bettany
Stars: Adolfo Mendez-Nouel, Anthony Mackie
Length: 105 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 4 out of 28 found boring (14.28%)

One-line Reviews (12)

There are some different elements to the plot, which made this film quite enjoyable and the fact that many people are losing there houses and have to use food banks and shelter to live nowadays, gives this movie a truthful look into the extent that the homeless have to go to, just to make it through one day to the next.

So what's left is a courageous Jenny who is faithful to her challenging choices and who stunned me with her cute, perfect fluency in french, some good dialogues about faith but at the end, you would prefer Needle Park with Pacino for a better, documented, gripping tale of urban desolation !

You could say it was boring.

Its just that Shelter fails to draw me into the story, and it dreary beyond belief.

This film does start out a little slow but then it picks up and goes on a dramatically intense journey.

But even while Bettany's subject matter is loud and clear, his application of Murphy's Law gives away towards a predictable ending with even more melodrama.

For those that like sad slow moving realistic dramas to make their life feel better, this is the one.

Unexpected .


It's worth watching if you're a huge fan of the actors who tried their best to make a good film out of a not so great written story.

The usual simplistic Hollywood garbage is happily absent and one finds oneself immersed in a world of bewildering complications and contradiction.

The story was a rather beautiful and heartfelt story, albeit a somewhat predictable one for sure.