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Gimme Shelter Reviews

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Top Critic
Howard Smith
Village Voice
January 18, 2013
It's knowing about the killing, and waiting for it to happen on the screen that gives the film its energy and thrust.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 23, 2012
'Gimme Shelter' is not a concert film but a statement of a sea change, of the group way back when and of an end to its and the public's innocence and to the counterculture that once flourished.
Sean Axmaker
December 6, 2009
... put a frame around the notorious Altamont Speedway free concert that became the grim bookend to the decade.
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2009
This seminal docu of the Rolling Stones free concert, in which a black youth was stabbed by Hell's Angels, raises crucial questions about cinema verite style, moral ambiguity, complicity, and mass behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
March 18, 2009
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
December 29, 2006
The most fascinating aspect about the film is how it traces the anatomy of the disaster that was Altamont.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 29, 2006
Though upsetting, the film remains an eye-opening eyewitness report on the counterculture experience in its decline.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 5, 2003
A disturbing time capsule that showcases the anti-Woodstock
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
March 28, 2003
This look at the Rolling Stones' disastrous concert at Altamont is so chilling it will prevent anyone from ever looking back at the 1960s with rose-colored glasses.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 2, 2002
There are so many great and terrible things about this documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
May 28, 2002
There exist few films that exclaim their time's ideas with such gravity as Gimme Shelter.
Top Critic
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
February 28, 2002
This is a seminal rock doc, and the actual music is only a small part of the magic.
| Original Score: A
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 23, 2001
Concepts of viewing that are often dealt with subconciously are brought to a blinding light by the Maysles Brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
much like the '60s itself: both enthralling and incredibly disturbing
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremiah Kipp
May 28, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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