6.3/10
26,559
292 user 99 critic

The Shack (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 3 March 2017 (USA)
Trailer
2:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

Director:

Stuart Hazeldine

Writers:

John Fusco (screenplay by), Andrew Lanham (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
3,171 ( 97)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.

Director: Harold Cronk
Stars: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Stars: Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.

Director: Jon Gunn
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega
War Room (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.

Director: Alex Kendrick
Stars: Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble.

Director: Harold Cronk
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Director: Michael Carney
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A story of the unseen sense of going and participating in church. It focuses on three characters and their guardians. This is what is understood to happen within a celebration of mass. From... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Morris
Stars: Chris Marlowe, Christopher Corey Smith, Raúl Solo
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.

Director: Peter Chelsom
Stars: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A documentary exposing the errors and false doctrines promoted in the bestselling novel, "The Shack".

Director: Paul Flynn
Stars: James B. De Young, James Duly, Mark Fitzpatrick
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Mack Phillips
Octavia Spencer ... Papa
Tim McGraw ... Willie
Radha Mitchell ... Nan Phillips
Megan Charpentier ... Kate Phillips
Gage Munroe ... Josh Phillips
Amélie Eve ... Missy Phillips (as Amelie Eve)
Avraham Aviv Alush ... Jesus
Sumire ... Sarayu
Alice Braga ... Sophia
Graham Greene ... Male Papa
Ryan Robbins ... Emil Ducette
Jordyn Ashley Olson Jordyn Ashley Olson ... Emily Ducette
Laura MacKillop Laura MacKillop ... Amber Ducette
Emily Holmes ... Vicki Ducette
Edit

Storyline

After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is 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 abduction and an encounter that will change his life forever.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You're never as alone as you think.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Cabaña See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,172,119, 5 March 2017

Gross USA:

$57,330,873

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,505,116
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The large, roadside duck-sign marking the entrance to the Oregon state park is the actual entrance sign for Cultus Lake Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada with the state park name superimposed. See more »

Goofs

When Mack is at the shack and has a breakdown he throws a few pieces of furniture against the walls and lays down on the floor. At that point he is the only thing on the floor, however when he wakes up at the end of the movie, there is a standing chair next to him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Willie: Who wouldn't be skeptical when a man claims to have spent an entire weekend with God? In a shack, no less. And not just any shack. This was the shack. What I'm about to tell you is a little on the... well, it's a lot on the fantastic side. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's not true.
See more »

Connections

Featured in A Shack of Lies (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven Knows
Written by Joel Houston
Performed by Hillsong United
Courtesy of Hillsong Music Australia
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Much better than your average faith based film
22 August 2017 | by mancinibrownSee all my reviews

While on a camping trip with his 3 children, Mack (Worthington) is forced into a situation where he has to save his son. During that act his youngest daughter, Missy, is abducted and murdered. The remainder of the movie deals with how he deals with it and eventually moves on from it.

This could be the setup for any regular drama, but it IS a faith based film. The movie very much deals with God, from a purely Christian perspective, and issues of faith. While I may not personally agree with the resolutions provided by the movie, there are things worth commending about it.

The movie has much better production, writing, and most importantly, acting than any other faith based movie. The issues which are dealt with are real issues, and are treated as real human beings would. Too often faith based movies present a problem, and then just say pray and everything will be good. The Shack does actually delve into the mindset of loss, anger, and grief, and while not all may be satisfied with how it suggests handling it, at least it is handled maturely.

To quickly touch on the Christianity of the movie: There is no getting around it. Mack meets three people who are God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It's very plain. Even so, if you can ignore the who, and listen to the what the movie can be watched by a person of any faith.

I wouldn't recommend it to somebody looking for a thriller, as it's certainly not that. But for somebody who just wants to think about their faith a little, Christian or not, it provides that.


17 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 292 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed