SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock Reviews

October 31, 2018
This is a documentary that is made for a rather narrow audience of rock fans, but for that audience there's a lot to like about SHOT!
July 24, 2017
As well as a gifted photographer, Rock is a raconteur, with the subjects of his stories needing no introduction. But the real stars of the show here are his pictures, and that is as it should be.
July 24, 2017
Its main talker is the man himself, who takes an amused yet earnest view of his life and times.
July 23, 2017
Rock's wildest years - both the man and the music - swirl together into a psychedelic maelstrom of pills, pictures and brilliantly creative swearing.
July 21, 2017
"I like your name," said David Bowie when he first met Mick Rock. "It can't be real." Well it was, and Rock would more than live up to it.
July 21, 2017
It's a treat to feast on these iconic images and here the stories behind them, although Rock is so laconic and hippy-dippy about his craftsmanship it ends up doing something of a disservice to his artistry ...
July 18, 2017
An enjoyable, mildly pretentious documentary about music photographer Mick Rock, who just happened to be born with the right name and skillset at just the right time.
July 18, 2017
The standard talking-heads-and-archive-footage doc this is not.
April 7, 2017
SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock is a loving tribute to the talented artist who not only photographed sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, he lived it.
April 7, 2017
In the end, it's pretty clear that there was more to Rock than simply having been in the right places at the right time.
April 6, 2017
The tale is told entirely through Rock's perspective, with no friends, colleagues or talking heads weighing in. But that turns out to be no detriment, since the Cambridge-educated photographer proves a witty and rueful commentator ...
April 6, 2017
David Bowie's favorite photographer gets his close-up in this candid and compelling documentary.
April 5, 2017
The movie's approach is gratuitously grandiose.
April 5, 2017
Shot! is an absolutely essential doc for anyone interested in the amazing era of rock music produced during the 1970s.
April 5, 2017
Self-serving. Vainglorious. Trippy and fun.
April 4, 2017
Rock speaks touchingly of his friendships with Bowie, Reed and Syd Barrett, as well as his addictions. But the thousands of other faces and photos he shot pass much too quickly ...
April 2, 2017
Throughout, the content and tenor of certain stories told by Mick Rock ambitiously inform the film's style.