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August 23, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 28, 2008
Even an average performance by the Rolling Stones isn't boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 14, 2008 exhilarating and wholly engrossing event.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 8, 2008
I had a great time, and if you are actually a Stones fan, then you'll love it even more than I did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2008
It's hard to imagine, I know, but Shine A Light gives us the Rolling Stones in a fresh way.
June 8, 2008
Shine a Light reinvigorates a slightly tired genre with an extraordinarily light touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 7, 2008
What this film delivers is a close-up of the band doing something they clearly love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 5, 2008
This is basically a concert film, but when the band is the Stones and the director is Scorsese, it is a fantastic concert film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2008
Shine a Light is at once an ode to [Scorsese's] longtime muses, a look at the arc of their career, and a rollicking concert film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 30, 2008
As a concert film it's among the best: intimately shot, smoothly edited, endlessly involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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