I reviewed indie thriller The Shelter at The Slaughtered Bird:
To 80’s film fans, [Michael] Paré needs no introduction: Eddie and the Cruisers, Streets of Fire, The Philadelphia Experiment. In the role of Thomas, a homeless alcoholic, he brings his characteristic deep-throated mumble, but also shows a broad, affecting range of self-loathing and opportunism. As pretty much the only character in the movie, he lifts the rather weak story to heights it wouldn’t have reached with any other actor.
Does Michael Paré save this film, or does it sink under its own portentous weight? Click to find out!