Shine a Light Reviews

  • Jan 11, 2021

    Scorsese sadly does little to elevate this to anything other than any other concert on video.

    Scorsese sadly does little to elevate this to anything other than any other concert on video.

  • Feb 02, 2020

    Judging it as a documentary film, Scorsese delivers. The footage is well-lit, crystal clear (showing all the wrinkles in painful detail) and edited to make you feel you are right up on stage. As a performance, however, the Stones were in their sixties when this was shot and they simply are nowhere as good as they were in their prime. Keith doesn't have any good licks left, Mick doesn't go for any high notes and I found myself getting bored quickly. Check out concert footage from the early seventies to see them when they were a great live act.

    Judging it as a documentary film, Scorsese delivers. The footage is well-lit, crystal clear (showing all the wrinkles in painful detail) and edited to make you feel you are right up on stage. As a performance, however, the Stones were in their sixties when this was shot and they simply are nowhere as good as they were in their prime. Keith doesn't have any good licks left, Mick doesn't go for any high notes and I found myself getting bored quickly. Check out concert footage from the early seventies to see them when they were a great live act.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    A bunch of pensioners gather in a large theatre in NYC and almost keep it together for two hours. Fortunately they've had the good sense to get another pensioner to cover every angle with his cameras and edit it into something rather sweet and noble. Mick Jagger curls his 2-inch hips, Keith Richards chain smokes through every familiar riff and almost manages to keep time, Ronnie Woods largely stays out of the way, and Charlie Watts wishes it would all just go away. Even if you're not a fan, this is an enjoyable and often funny record of the relentless Stones. Much of the credit must go to Scorsese, who assembles the chaos with all his usual skill.

    A bunch of pensioners gather in a large theatre in NYC and almost keep it together for two hours. Fortunately they've had the good sense to get another pensioner to cover every angle with his cameras and edit it into something rather sweet and noble. Mick Jagger curls his 2-inch hips, Keith Richards chain smokes through every familiar riff and almost manages to keep time, Ronnie Woods largely stays out of the way, and Charlie Watts wishes it would all just go away. Even if you're not a fan, this is an enjoyable and often funny record of the relentless Stones. Much of the credit must go to Scorsese, who assembles the chaos with all his usual skill.

  • Sep 17, 2015

    Total adulation for any Stones fan with fantastic visuals and sound quality.

    Total adulation for any Stones fan with fantastic visuals and sound quality.

  • Jun 07, 2015

    As a documentary, it leaves much to be desired, but as a concert film, you can't ask for much better filmed footage and music from Martin Scorsese's Shine a Light.

    As a documentary, it leaves much to be desired, but as a concert film, you can't ask for much better filmed footage and music from Martin Scorsese's Shine a Light.

  • Mar 12, 2015

    Standard rock concert footage, like having the concert and interviews/behind the scenes stuff filmed separately. Not the Stones' best compilation.

    Standard rock concert footage, like having the concert and interviews/behind the scenes stuff filmed separately. Not the Stones' best compilation.

  • Jan 18, 2015

    Impresionante actuaciòn de los Stones y la direcciòn implecable de Scorsese.

    Impresionante actuaciòn de los Stones y la direcciòn implecable de Scorsese.

  • Jul 17, 2014

    A great Stone's concert movie, it is the Stone's at their most professional.

    A great Stone's concert movie, it is the Stone's at their most professional.

  • Feb 01, 2014

    A good concert of the Stones shot by Martin Scorsese. It's entertaining but it remains a concert nothing less but nothing more.

    A good concert of the Stones shot by Martin Scorsese. It's entertaining but it remains a concert nothing less but nothing more.

  • Jan 12, 2014

    one of the best directors and one of the greatest rock n roll bands ever! What else can you expect? Seeing the Rolling Stones through the eyes of director Martin Scorsese. We don't spend too much on the set up. There are several old interviews and extras. Shine a Light is an awesome film even if your no fan.

    one of the best directors and one of the greatest rock n roll bands ever! What else can you expect? Seeing the Rolling Stones through the eyes of director Martin Scorsese. We don't spend too much on the set up. There are several old interviews and extras. Shine a Light is an awesome film even if your no fan.