Shine a Light Reviews

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November 6, 2020
Beautifully shot... However, Shine a Light is not The Last Waltz. [Full review in Spanish]
January 28, 2020
And what better man to memorialize the still-kicking Rolling Stones than Martin Scorsese, a spark plug of infernal energy himself, whose creative fire still burns white hot.
October 29, 2019
I wish the Stones had given Scorsese a little more access, but this is clearly meant to be a concert film and from that standpoint Shine a Light certainly delivers.
November 4, 2018
The Stones have been the subject of some great documentaries, but Scorsese makes no new discoveries here.
August 24, 2017
In many ways [Shine a Light is] an unintentional funeral dance commemorating the vanished vitality and subversive potential of mainstream rock 'n' roll and celebrating its current utility as a nostalgic anodyne.
March 1, 2016
Shine A Light is a masterful concert film, one that will appeal to movie lovers and hardcore Stones admirers alike.
November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
April 4, 2011
October 1, 2010
Once the Rolling Stones push "Jumpin' Jack Flash's" tempo toward a cliff, Scorsese treats "Shine a Light" like a character piece about artistic give-and-take, not a mere concert film. As long as the Stones are ambulatory, they're ageless.
May 6, 2010
Unanswered question: If this is what Keith Richards' face looks like when he goes on stage, what does he look like when he gets up in the morning?
September 1, 2009
Note to self: Need more yoga ASAP.
August 27, 2009
Sparkles like polished ember encasing dinosaur DNA, but Scorsese's best jukeboxes have little use for such reverence
August 27, 2008
It's unfortunate that the unfairest criticism one can level at Shine a Light is arguably the most legitimate as well: it's no Gimme Shelter
August 18, 2008
More than a concert film, Scorsese's Shine a Light not only throws yet another spotlight on the rockers but also carves out a story to pay tribute to the "Satisfaction" musicians.
August 4, 2008
A whirlwind demo of technical proficiency. It's recommendable on camera choreography and seamless editing alone.
July 28, 2008
Even an average performance by the Rolling Stones isn't boring.
July 14, 2008
...an exhilarating and wholly engrossing event.
June 29, 2008
mia hliara entyposiaki, minimalistiki binteoskopisi mias hliara apolaystikis synaylias, poy se fernei arketa prosopo me prosopo me ton Jagger, ton Richards kai t' alla paidia, oste na moiazei me kati poy tha mporoyse na ehei skinothetisei o Romero, kai se
June 12, 2008
But the success of this documentary may ultimately qualify as faint praise since what it really confirms is that rock 'n' roll's greatest glories happened 40 years ago...
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