The ShackAfter the abduction and assumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillip's youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and has the suspicion it's from God asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy's accident and encounters what will change his life forever.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 132 minQuality: HDRelease: 2017IMDb: 6.3
Critic Reviews of "The Shack"
Katie Walsh Tribune News ServiceMarch 06, 2017
If Octavia Spencer is God, then Lord, take me to church.
Chris Nashawaty Entertainment WeeklyMarch 03, 2017
It's one of those movies where you'll either decide to give in right away and sob for two hours straight or opt to fight it while your resentment slowly simmers to a rolling boil.
John Semley Globe and MailMarch 03, 2017
Based on the sleeper bestseller by Canadian author William P. Young, The Shack offers an enlightening - if dispiriting - vantage on contemporary, non-denominational Christianity.
Peter Sobczynski RogerEbert.comMarch 03, 2017
The Shack wants to be a sincere exploration of faith and forgiveness but somehow manages to be both too innocuous and too off-putting for its own good.
Adam Graham Detroit NewsMarch 03, 2017
"The Shack" is a grief-packed journey through loss, bargaining and acceptance that feels like an overly long church sermon.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky AV ClubMarch 02, 2017
Most of its running time is taken with mollifying conversations between Mack and the movie's New Age-meets-Bible Belt oversimplifications of the Holy Trinity. It fits right into a long tradition of quasi-mystical pseudo-parables.
Richard James Havis South China Morning PostApril 17, 2017
The Christian God is rarely shown figuratively in movies, and The Shack is a good example of why not.
Mabel Salinas Cine PremiereApril 08, 2017
The Shack will appeal to those who like Christian cinema and put the theme above the technical attributes. [Full review in Spanish]
John Lui The Straits Times (Singapore)April 05, 2017
British director Stuart Hazeldine cranks up the digital effects to give a fairly interesting interpretation of heaven, but they cannot make up for how this is a sermon, turned into a play, dressed up with computer-aided show-and-tell.
Alice Murray Film InquiryMarch 20, 2017
The Shack successfully manages to challenge the narrow conceptions of what a Christian looks or sounds like - hence all of the debate and controversy.
Jim Lane Sacramento News & ReviewMarch 09, 2017
This one nevertheless falls short, thanks to the plodding direction of Stuart Hazeldine, who also lets Worthington engage in the kind of mumbling whisper that some actors mistake for intensity.
Marjorie Baumgarten Austin ChronicleMarch 09, 2017
To the film's credit is its willingness to dip into the deep end of dark matters instead of shying away from harsh truths and hard-earned faithlessness. Still, The Shack plods toward the Almighty - even when its characters are walking on water.
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Actors of "The Shack"
Sam WorthingtonBirth date: 2 August 1976, Godalming, Surrey, England, UKDescription: Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power planet employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.Worthington graduated from NIDA (Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art) in 1998 at the age of 22. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of "Arthur Wellesley" in his first professional role in the Belvoir Street Theatre production "Judas Kiss" (directed by Neil Armfield). He then went on to work in Australian television on such shows as Water Rats (1996) and "Backburner" and then on the American TV show JAG (1995)'s 100th episode (Boomerang: Part 1).Worthington made his film debut in the highly acclaimed Australian movie Bootmen (2000), a film about a troop of "tap dogs". Minor roles proceeded in Hart's War (2002) and A Matter of Life (2001) before he was cast in another hailed Australian drama, Dirty Deeds (2002), co-starring Toni Collette and John Goodman.The following year, he starred in yet another Aussie film, opposite David Wenham in Gettin' Square (2003). The director of the film, Jonathan Teplitzky, originally tested actors who were up to 8 years older than the then-27-year-old Worthington. Teplitzky wasn't sure Sam "could convincingly play a tough guy and also have elements of the leading man about him", but in the end Teplitzky decided he was "fantastic", and had "David playing the older, slightly more streetwise accomplice" proclaiming "it worked".But it wasn't until 2004 that Sam got his big break. He was offered the starring role in Cate Shortland's acclaimed Australian drama Somersault (2004), opposite Abbie Cornish. The film made a clean sweep of the Australian Film Institute awards in 2004, winning in 13 film categories - the first time this has ever occurred in the award's history. Worthington also won the AFI award for Best Male Actor.Worthington's career took off internationally when he was cast as Jake Sully in James Cameron's Avatar (2009) and as Marcus Wright, a cyborg who assists the humans despite their suspicions of him in Terminator Salvation (2009). Worthington soon became a household name, and starring in high profile films Clash of the Titans (2010), The Debt (2010), Texas Killing Fields (2011), Man on a Ledge (2012), and Wrath of the Titans (2012). Worthington also provided the voice for the Call of Duty: Black Ops video games.In 2010, Worthington started a production company, Full Clip Productions, with two of his close friends John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz. The company teamed with Radical studios to print two graphic novels Damaged and Patriots.
Octavia SpencerBirth date: 25 May 1970, Montgomery, Alabama, USADescription: Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, but never dreamed it would be in front of the camera. In 1995, acclaimed director Joel Schumacher changed all that by giving her a small part opposite Sandra Bullock in the hit film A Time to Kill, and Spencer was on her way. In 1996, she teamed up with Bullock again in Bullock's directorial debut of Making Sandwiches, a short film that premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.Spencer made her stage debut in Los Angeles and originated the role of "LaSonia" (pronounced lasagna) in famed writer/director Del Shore's, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, starring opposite veteran actors Beth Grant, Dale Dickey and David Steen (2003). The play garnered Spencer and her fellow cast mates critical acclaim and a bevy of awards. Since then, Spencer has continued to see success as an actor in both film and television, working alongside Hollywood's elite. In February 2009, she was lauded by Los Angeles Times publication: The Envelope, for her brief but memorable performance in the Will Smith drama Seven Pounds.
Tim McGrawBirth date: 1 May 1967, Delhi, Louisiana, USADescription: Three-time Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw, the son of former major league reliever Tug McGraw, is a country music superstar who has sold over 40 million albums. Eleven of his album have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and he has had 21 hit No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot Country 100 chart. He and his wife Faith Hill won Grammy Awards in 2001 and 2006 for their duos "Let's Make Love" and "Like We Never Loved At All".An aspiring actor, McGraw has appeared in eight movies between 2004 and 2011.
Radha MitchellBirth date: 12 November 1973, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her professional debut on the popular Australian soap, Neighbours (1985) in 1994. Two years later, she made her film debut in the romantic comedy Love and Other Catastrophes (1996), in which she starred as a college student experiencing a messy breakup. The film proved to be fairly popular in Australia, but it wasn't until she was cast in High Art (1998) that Mitchell gained an introduction to a wider audience. The critical success of "High Art" made it possible for her to do more international work, and her increasing popularity was reflected by her subsequent casting in a number of projects. Among them were Pitch Black (2000), a sci-fi horror film in which Mitchell played a pilot whose ship crashes on a hostile planet, and Everything Put Together (2000), a drama where she plays a suburban woman shunned by her peers after the death of her baby. Her career continued with a diverse run of films, including Nobody's Baby (2001), Man on Fire (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), and landing the lead in Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda (2004). Those last three films all hit the screens in 2004, and although kept working steadily, she never quite capitalized on the buzz she generated that year. Her other credits include Silent Hill (2006), Henry Poole Is Here (2008), Surrogates (2009) and The Crazies (2010).
Megan CharpentierBirth date: 12 November 1973, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Actress Megan Charpentier has starred alongside Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Universal's widely successful Guillermo del Toro horror film, Mama (2013). Megan will showcase her captivating skills on the big screen once again, in Disney's highly anticipated feature film, The Games Maker (2014), with Joseph Fiennes, Tom Cavanagh and Edward Asner, anticipated release in the summer of 2014. She was recently cast in the upcoming Lifetime movie, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014).Born in New Westminster, British Columbia and raised in the neighboring town, Megan started acting at an early age. Having appeared in a number of commercials for notable brands, such as Mattel and Hasbro, all before the age of 6, Megan was able to explore other acting avenues and started auditioning for television and film. She quickly booked a series of television roles, including Painkiller Jane (2007), Aliens in America (2007), Fringe (2008) and Life Unexpected (2010). Most recently, Megan can be seen in Motive (2013), Supernatural (2005) and television movie, Profile for Murder (2013).Megan's big break came when she played the young version of Amanda Seyfried's character "Needy" in the cult classic, Jennifer's Body (2009). Casting directors loved the comparison of Megan to Amanda, and again cast her as a younger version of the starlet in the Warner Brothers film, Red Riding Hood (2011). Megan was nominated for a Young Artist Award (Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Ten and Under) earlier this year for her role as "Young Valerie" in the hit thriller. This was her second nomination by the Young Artist Awards in 2012, as Megan was also honored for her work in the television movie, He Loves Me (2011), (Best Performance in a TV Movie-Supporting Young Actress). Megan was immediately cast as "The Red Queen" in the box office hit, Resident Evil: Retribution (2012).When Megan isn't acting, she enjoys soccer, hockey, horseback riding, dancing and swimming. But the fun doesn't stop there; Megan loves making homemade iMovies and is also an avid reader. Her favorite book is currently "The Hunger Games". Furthermore, Megan has a big heart and enjoys working with charities that focus on children and animal support. In the future, she hopes to work with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Matt Damon, as they share the same admiration and commitment that Megan does to the craft of acting.Megan is represented by Lesa Kirk / Open Entertainment and David Burns / Liz Bell Agency.
Gage MunroeBirth date: 4 January 1999, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Gage Munroe was born on January 4, 1999 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Immortals (2011), One Week (2008) and I Declare War (2012).
Amélie EveBirth date: 4 January 1999, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Amélie Eve is from Vancouver, Canada. She began acting on screen in commercials at 2yrs old. Her first taste of acting for film was for a short film on human trafficking written and directed by her Mom, Katherine Hill. Amélie's first major role was playing Missy Phillips in The Shack, released 2017 and she can also been seen on When Calls The Heart.
Avraham Aviv AlushBirth date: 4 January 1999, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Aviv Alush is an Israeli actor of Tunisian heritage. He was born in 1982 in Northern Israel, and grew up in Karmiel. After 3 years in the army he moved to Tel-Aviv and Started building his acting career. In 2011, he married his wife Nofar a lawyer. The couple has 3 kids , a daughter and two sons. He is known for his work in "The Gordin Cell" (2012), "Lehiyot Ita" (2013), "Alenby" (2012) ,"The Island" (2007) and "The Shack" (2017)
Sumire MatsubaraBirth date: 4 January 1999, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Sumire Matsubara, better known for her stage name Sumire, is a Japanese actress, singer and fashion model known for The Shack (2017). She was born on July 15, 1990 and is the daughter of entertainers Junichi Ishida and Chiaki Matsubara. Sumire attended Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alice BragaBirth date: 15 April 1983, São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilDescription: Alice Braga Moraes born April 15, 1983 is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in several Brazilian films, most notably as Angélica in 2002's highly acclaimed City of God and as Karina in 2005's Lower City. She came to international prominence after appearing opposite Will Smith in I Am Legend (2007) and has since become a familiar face in Hollywood, appearing in films such as Repo Men and Predators (both 2010), The Rite (2011) and Elysium (2013).
Graham GreeneBirth date: 22 June 1952, Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Graham Greene was born on June 22, 1952 in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Green Mile (1999), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). He has been married to Hilary Blackmore since December 20, 1990.
Ryan RobbinsBirth date: 26 November 1972, Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Ryan Robbins was born on November 26, 1972 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Ryan John Currier. He is an actor, known for Warcraft (2016), Sanctuary (2008) and Apollo 18 (2011). He has been married to Karyn Michelle Baltzer since 2014. They have one child. He was previously married to Rebecca Reichert.
Jordyn Ashley OlsonBirth date: 26 November 1972, Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Jordyn Ashley Olson is an actress, known for The Christmas Shepherd (2014), The Shack (2017) and The Unauthorized Full House Story (2015).
Laura MacKillopBirth date: 26 November 1972, Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaDescription: Laura started acting at the age of 8 and soon after booked several short movies. In 2014 she was nominated for two Joey Awards and won for Best Young Actress in a Web Series. Laura is active in sports and as a hockey player booked a National commercial where she was required to play hockey. She continues to train and pursue her acting career from her home in Vancouver.
Emily HolmesBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Emily Holmes was born on March 1, 1977 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for Snakes on a Plane (2006), The Wicker Man (2006) and Nightwatching (2007). She has been married to Michael Ziff since November 12, 2004.
Derek HamiltonBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Derek Hamilton was born in Northern New Brunswick where his grandfather was the village blacksmith. He was a celebrated athlete and played hockey as well as boxed. He held the Maritime Provinces Golden Gloves title in his teens and early twenties and fought in the Bon Ami Festival (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) Tough man competition at age 18, winning the money he used to move from the Maritime Provinces to Vancouver B.C. Derek was discovered when he was noticed by a casting agent who saw him dropping off an actress at an audition. In the 20 years that have followed, Derek has consistently worked in film and TV. He Keeps busy acting and raising his beautiful family on British Columbia's Pacific coast.
Tanya HubbardBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Tanya Hubbard is an actress, known for Final Destination 5 (2011), The Shack (2017) and The Black Door (2001).
Carson ReaumeBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Carson Reaume is an actor, known for The Kennedys After Camelot (2017), The Shack (2017) and Annedroids (2013).
David MacKayBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: David MacKay is an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Are We There Yet? (2005).
Chris BrittonBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Born and raised in Toronto, Chris Britton studied acting while still in his teens. For a brief period, an interest in dance led him to become a member of the Judy Jarvis Dance Company, one of the first modern dance companies in Toronto. He graduated from York University with a BFA in theatre. While an undergraduate he was an Associate Fellow of Stong College teaching a course in the life and art of Edward Gordon Craig. Upon graduating he spent two seasons at both the Stratford and Shaw Festivals and worked at regional theaters across Canada. In 1980 Chris started the first Artists Action Network within Amnesty International that worked for the release of imprisoned artists. During the early eighties he studied acting with Uta Hagen in New York City and acted in 'The Misanthrope' directed by Mark Lamos at The Hartford Stage and 'The Taming of the Shrew' at the Astor Place Theater in NYC. He returned to Canada to be a member of the Grand Theater Company with Robin Phillips. In the late 80's he landed the role of 'Einstein' in the one actor play and toured Canada, Boston and Louisville, Kentucky in over 200 performances. His voice has been heard in hundreds of commercials, narrations and animation series. In film and television his talents as a character actor can be seen in roles such as the evil Rombout Kemp in Peter Greenaway's 'Nightwatching'', the KKK leader opposite Forest Whitaker in 'Deacons For Defense', the mad film critic in John Carpenter's 'Cigarette Burns' and in 'The Final Cut' opposite Robin Williams. Recurring roles have been in series such as 'DaVinci's Inquest', 'DaVinci's City Hall', 'Intelligence' 'The Romeo Section' and 'Painkiller Jane'. Two of his screenplays, 'Capital Murder', based on the true story of the lawyer who defended the last two men executed in Canada and 'The Good Men', a political thriller were both awarded a Fellowship in the Praxis Screenwriting Competition. Chris Britton and his wife, actress Gwynyth Walsh divide their time between Los Angeles and Vancouver and frequently returns to Toronto to work and spend time with his daughter Paget.
Lane EdwardsBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: Lane Edwards is an actor, known for Baby Sellers (2013), Arrow (2012) and The Age of Adaline (2015).
Kendall CrossBirth date: 1 March 1977, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDescription: After graduating from high school in Kamloops, B.C., Kendall attended the University of British Columbia where she completed a B.F.A. in stage acting. She landed her first television audition in the series, Highlander (1992). She has since appeared in numerous television and film projects which span over 20 years. Most notable, Flight 93 (2006) and The Butterfly Effect (2004). She has been married to Hans Bergstrom, a mechanical engineer, since 2005. They have two children.
Jay BrazeauBirth date: 22 December 1953, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDescription: Jay Brazeau was born on December 22, 1953 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for Best in Show (2000), Insomnia (2002) and Double Jeopardy (1999).
Greta Makena GibsonBirth date: 22 December 1953, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDescription: Greta Makena Gibson is an actress, known for Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), The Shack (2017) and Whenever You're Ready (2016).
David LongworthBirth date: 22 December 1953, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDescription: David Longworth is known for his work on The Reflecting Skin (1990), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) and Excess Baggage (1997).
Ty OlssonBirth date: 28 January 1974, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDescription: Ty Olsson was born on January 28, 1974 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Tyler Olsson. He is an actor, known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and X2 (2003). He was previously married to Leanna Nash.
Nicholas HolmesBirth date: 28 January 1974, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDescription: Nicholas Holmes is an actor, known for The Shack (2017), Santa's Little Helper (2015) and Arrow (2012).
Leena ManroBirth date: 28 January 1974, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDescription: Leena Manro is an actress and writer, known for Tomorrowland (2015), Sisters & Brothers (2011) and Preeti and Sweety's Canadian Christmas (2015).
Kayla FieldingBirth date: 28 January 1974, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDescription: Kayla Fielding is an actor, known for The Shack (2017).
Directors of "The Shack"
Stuart HazeldineBirth date: 10 June 1971, Surrey, England, UKDescription: Stuart Hazeldine was born on June 10, 1971 in Surrey, England. He is a writer and director, known for The Shack (2017), Exam (2009) and Agincourt.
Creators of "The Shack"
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