Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me 2014

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Brutally honest and utterly compelling, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me offers a riveting, vanity-free portrait of its legendary subject while offering a few essential truths about the human condition.

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Plagued by medical issues and memory lapses, the Broadway icon contemplates retirement and mortality as she approaches her 87th birthday and rehearses for a new show.

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Alec Baldwin
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Cheryl Wiesenfeld
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Shane Sigler
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Joshua Z Weinstein
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Rod Lamborn
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Critic Reviews for Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (66) | Rotten (1)

  • There's something indomitable about her will to perform, and insecurity has been part of her experience for decades, it's clear.

    April 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 5, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

    John Anderson

    Newsday
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  • [A] feisty portrait of the musical-theater legend.

    January 5, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • "Elaine Stritch" is filled with bluster and memories, blunt outbursts and funny moments. But more importantly, it is filled with honesty.

    April 4, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • 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.

    March 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Really, the experience of "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is the experience of being in Stritch's company for 80 minutes, and that's fine. Still I doubt anyone will walk out of this film wishing it were 10 minutes longer.

    March 13, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 24, 2014
    "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is a cautionary tale about meeting one's hero lest they tell you about the time they had their first orgasm, while acting in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' on stage.(John Turturro looks stunned but I'm pretty sure he's okay.) That kind of tells you the kind of person Elaine Stritch is, aside from being a legendary actor and singer who is a long, long way from being a convent girl in the suburbs of Detroit. The documentary follows her around as she quickly approaches her 87th birthday while looking back periodically and fearing the future, as she copes with the infirmities of old age, along with diabetes and alcoholism. However, that does not stop her from working or from being as feisty or funny as ever.
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