Gimme Shelter Reviews

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January 8, 2020
A solid piece of filmmaking. Strong emotional performance by [Vanessa] Hudgens.
August 29, 2019
Even as co-stars and narratives turn to mush around her, Hudgens is a driving force, and so it is that Gimme Shelter is extremely worthwhile to see for her work here, especially if you've not seen some of her similarly themed roles.
April 3, 2019
Gimme Shelter was clearly made with good intentions, and if nothing else, Krauss and Hudgens deliver their message with conviction. Problem is, the vessel they've constructed to deliver said message is chock-full of holes.
August 14, 2018
The great performances are what fuels this film and you can tell that Hudgens and Dawson really pour all they have into this movie.
April 11, 2018
The performances make Gimme Shelter... well worth viewing despite a narrative hiccup or two.
November 29, 2017
A gritty, unvarnished portrait of the have-nots, Gimme Shelter with Vanessa Hudgens marks a distinct upgrade in the actress' profile.
August 9, 2017
Gimme Shelter is not a religious film per se, and it is probably not the greatest film you will see this year, but it might be the most important one.
June 21, 2016
Gimme Shelter is an example of a faith-based, pro-life film done right.
March 4, 2015
Gimme Shelter plays more like a Lifetime movie or after school special.
September 3, 2014
The film's complicating force and conflict undeniably real, its thrust is defeated by clichéd treatment and uninspired performances.
April 21, 2014
It's the kind of movie that touts itself as 'inspirational,' and it feels like a made-for-TV melodrama.
February 21, 2014
Vanessa Hudgens proves that she's a versatile, grown-up performer in 'Gimme Shelter,' an unsettling look at a pregnant teenager who seems to have nowhere to run.
February 6, 2014
There's a whole [other] film to be made [...]-one driven less by hysterics and villainous mother figures, and more by examples of how charity and compassion can turn dead ends into doorways-but Gimme Shelter doesn't seem to want to make it.
January 31, 2014
For all of its heavy-handed huffing and puffing, the low-budget drama doesn't have much meat to its message.
January 31, 2014
Abuse and teen pregnancy are themes in flawed family drama.
January 31, 2014
... a meatier role than Hudgens' chops can chew but she's constantly watchable, trying too hard to keep it real.
January 30, 2014
The result is awkward, hyped propaganda for faith-based initiatives and against abortion.
January 30, 2014
What remains is a poor man's Precious, with all the earlier film's go-for-broke melodrama but none of its weirdness or empathy for the impoverished.
January 27, 2014
An after-school special blown up on the big screen, it stridently aims to inspire you. More likely, it'll make you cringe.
January 27, 2014
Hudgens captures both the defiance and fear of a girl at this crossroads. Her performance elevates what's often a trite and heavy-handed script.
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