The Shack

The Shack

By Stuart Hazeldine

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-03-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Director: Stuart Hazeldine
  • Production Company: Summit Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
From 369 Ratings


Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips [Sam Worthington] 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 an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa [Octavia Spencer]. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.




  • A quick review...

    By mikevbk
    The Shack is a movie that takes creativity to a whole new level in its presentation of extremely sensitive and difficult topics. One of its greatest themes is the power of forgiveness, which was portrayed beautifully. The most difficult element to grasp was the movie’s presentation of the mystery of the God-head, which is revealed with a surprising twist. Overall, the movie is high on the emotion scale, and is full of many great lessons.
  • Very pleased!!

    By JamieandEllie
    I loved the book, and found the movie equally delightful! I appreciate Mac's honesty as he evaluated his core beliefs about God. Great casting, and acting. All around a great movie.
  • Love, Love, Love

    By Jay-Cee88
    Excellent Christian movie full of joy and sadness and so much more. Everyone needs to watch this movie!! Very well made! Can’t believe the low percentage. Don’t believe it cause it’s a lie!!!!!
  • Decent Story

    By trickdog1
    But not entirely Biblical. Spoiler- I got emotional when he handed the remains to Jesus character in the film but you feel Jesus would not be burying someone unless to help you bear it spiritually. And you almost expect Jesus to bring her back to life like Lazarus. Also Angels would have been around to perform any work in even the Shack. Good message though about needing to forgive in order to live and inspire others, not just those you love.
  • WOW it’s just makes you think

    By richard-cpd
    Beautiful story. Lovely message. Actors could have been a little bit better but they are not bad.
  • Pulls out the spiritual truths that we all lack

    By Mdesatx
    This film hit home more than once that I was able to reflect many parts of the pain as a child to pains in my adulthood to the wisdom scene and and finally my relationship with God. Excellent in the trinity of God role as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost to serve our needs through forgiveness
  • Swig

    By NickPick13
    It was great
  • Insipid...predictable

    By lionzuest
    Well intentioned, but embarrassingly trite... I cringed as empirical questions were met with fortune cookie replies.. Sam Worthington's accent migrates distractingly from a southern drawl to the outback .... Fortunately I only paid 99cents...if you really want to watch this genre, 'What Dreams May Come' is a classic...
  • Trailer alone was traumatic

    By Dakion
    We went to the theater to see a PG movie with our kids and the trailer for this movie played before it. My six year old daughter was so traumatized by it, she is awoken by nightmares about it frequently and asks us “what we would do if she was taken from us” weekly.
  • Excellent Movie!!!

    By LauraineWhite
    I read this book when it was first published & the depiction in this movie is outstanding! Love, love, love it!!!