Shine a Light Reviews
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.
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.
June 7, 2008
What this film delivers is a close-up of the band doing something they clearly love.
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.
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.
May 30, 2008
As a concert film it's among the best: intimately shot, smoothly edited, endlessly involving.
May 29, 2008
Shine A Light is pure rock'n'roll nirvana, standing mightily as one of the truly great concert films.
May 28, 2008
It is stupendously filmed and, as edited by David Tedeschi over nine months, really captures the energy and spirit of the performances.
May 22, 2008
If The Stones exemplify a life of drugs, sex and rock 'n roll, then bring it on! Unbridled energy rockets from the stage, especially from Jagger, whose physicality can be likened to a primal sexual urge: riveting, unforgettable and uplifting
May 2, 2008
The legendary rockers never did much for me musically, and so a film that's 95 percent live performance does even less.
April 27, 2008
Martin Scorsese and an ace crew of cinematographers have managed to catch the Stones on two nights in 2006 when the title of 'World's Greatest Rock Band' was rightfully theirs.
April 26, 2008
Not much light to shine on the aging Rolling Stones.
April 23, 2008
A typical rock concert and documentary film, only more so.
April 22, 2008
Martin Scorsese comes as close as anyone is likely to get capturing the electricity of a Stones concert with Shine a Light.
April 16, 2008
Shine a Light doesn't break any new ground for Scorsese or the Stones, but it's an enjoyable showcase for the prodigious skills the director and band have.
April 15, 2008
...a film that rivals "The Last Waltz" as the greatest concert film ever.
April 11, 2008
A consummate concert film but not on a calibre with Scorsese's "The Last Waltz" (1978).
April 10, 2008
Though it does not redefine the boundaries of the concert film like The Last Waltz did, Marty's love letter to the Stones is much more than alright; in fact it's a gas.