The Shack

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The Shack
After suffering a family tragedy, a man spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to go to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, he journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman. Through this meeting, he finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. This film should appeal more to religious people, the critics were unimpressed.

132 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Violence).
Drama, Fantasy, Religious.

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Credits

Cast
Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell, Megan Charpentier, Gage Munroe, Amélie Eve, Avraham Aviv Alush
Director
Stuart Hazeldine
ScreenplayJohn Fusco, Andrew Lanham, Destin Daniel Cretton, from the book by William P. Young, Wayne Jacobsen, Brad Cummings
MusicAaron Zigman
CinematographyDeclan Quinn
EditingWilliam Steinkamp
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byNetter Productions, Summit Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for thematic material including some violence
Runtime132
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
0
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Alan Zilberman quote iconReligious drama doesn't live up to its own ideals.
10
Die Burger
Karla Janse van Vuuren quote iconIdee van God uitgedaag in 'The Shack'.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconAn understandably angry man taking on God and company should have been dramatically powerful, captivating and moving. But as presented here, it’s anything but that. And with no real answers provided for the tough questions at hand, the entire offering ends up being a cinematic non-starter.
8
Metacritic.com
17 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
41 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Shack’s undeniably worthy message is ill-served by a script that confuses spiritual uplift with melodramatic clichés and heavy-handed sermonizing.
4
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSentimental faith-based adaptation explores grief, healing.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
22 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
12022 users
15
Internet
3259 Netizens quote iconIf you loved the book...
13

Average .. 49%

10

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