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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Reviews

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
April 2, 2015
There's something indomitable about her will to perform, and insecurity has been part of her experience for decades, it's clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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John Anderson
January 5, 2015
Chiemi Karasawa deserves all the credit in the world for the intimate and hilarious portrait that is Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a sparkling cocktail of music and memoir. On the other hand, she didn't exactly have to drag her subject out of her shell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rebecca Jacobson
Willamette Week
January 5, 2015
For someone who made her Broadway debut 68 years ago, Elaine Stritch is still quite the firecracker.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 5, 2015
[A] feisty portrait of the musical-theater legend.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 5, 2015
As we see Stritch carry on, still performing into her eighties, battling the physical and mental ravages of time, it's obvious she was no sissy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine
January 5, 2015
Shoot Me is precisely as dishy, vulnerable and moving as a biographical doc ought to be.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
January 5, 2015
Sensationally entertaining.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 9, 2014
This film works as both a show business historical documentary and a fitting tribute to the late, great Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 21, 2014
Since the brassy Elaine is mostly likable, even if self-absorbed, so is the straight-forward documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emily S. Mendel
June 25, 2014
What might have been merely a sycophantic airbrushed view of Ms. Stritch and her marvelous talents, instead, is a fully candid, unrehearsed, intimate, three-dimensional portrait.
Daniel Walber
June 5, 2014
A career centerpiece, a significant artistic contribution in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 4, 2014
"Elaine Stritch" is filled with bluster and memories, blunt outbursts and funny moments. But more importantly, it is filled with honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
March 26, 2014
The fledgling filmmaker finds what feels like just the right ratio of glitz to guts. One comes away with the sense that Stritch wants more than anything for the show to go on, while knowing better than anyone that her final bow can't be far off.
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 23, 2014
Stritch is a force of nature
Todd Jorgenson
March 21, 2014
There's an impressive candor and depth to this documentary about the life and career of Stritch.
Marc Mohan
March 19, 2014
This admiring but forthright portrait does justice to Stritch's engaging, no-nonsense personality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 14, 2014
Broadway stage musical veteran Stritch is an acquired taste.
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
March 14, 2014
It is in this moment that 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' becomes not only a guidebook on how to age gracefully and boldly but a perfect illustration on what drives performers to perform.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 14, 2014
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch is the subject of the documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" and, quite a bit of the time, she also tries to direct it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 13, 2014
Elaine Stritch's strength, along with the film's, comes from her honesty. She is herself, even when - maybe especially when - she knows she's being watched.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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