The Shack

The Shack
  • 2017
  • 2h 12min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Stuart Hazeldine
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw
  • UK release: 9 June 2017

In this faith-based project Mack Phillips (Worthington), a man grieving the death of his young daughter, receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit at a place called The Shack. Director Stuart Hazeldine balances serious plot details (child murder, suicide) with feelgood elements and the story is earnestly enough told to please its target audience. The A-list cast and simple strengths which made the book a bestseller may even appeal to non-churchgoers.

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The Shack

5 Jun 20173 stars

Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer lend a touch of credibility to this faith-based project

William P Young's bestselling book arrives on screen with an A-list cast that's unusual for a faith-based project, including Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, with The Shack's producers apparently sensing a breakout hit that may even appeal to…

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