Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Take Shelter is easily one of the most under-looked films of 2011. Jeff Nichols directs an emotion-packed drama starring the always-great Michael Shannon as a mid-30′s average man who’s possibly coming down with severe case of schizophrenia. Jessica Chastain provides a more than serviceable effort as the wife who’s caught dealing with her husband’s sudden problems and her daughter’s current medical situation. Take Shelter is a slow brew into the unknown. Everything leads up to a powerful ending that opens up the entire film for one lengthy discussion, should you choose to have one."