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  1. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    "Why are we fighting?" Mick Jagger says into the mic. Only it's not a peace-love-freedom statement about Vietnam or civil rights, but a frantic plea for his own crowd to keep their shit together. This is an astounding documentary, the idealism of the 60s committing suicide on film—it's sobering and mournful, clear-eyed toward both rebels and squares, and proof that, if nothing else, the music will endure.

  2. msmichel's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    The bloody corpse of the American dream is on display along with the ravaged hope of the 'peace and love' generation in this remarkable documentary by the Maysles brothers and Charlotte Zwerin. The infamous Altamont concert is one of legend with its hasty organization and poorly planned security that resulted in 4 deaths. The air of violence and chaos is well captured as is the Stones' interaction in its aftermath.

  3. Duarte Lages's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

  4. Nolan Barth's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    "Gimme Shelter" starts off like any concert film, but by the end things take a dramatic turn. This film is an example of reactive filmmaking where the filmmakers simply record events as they happen spontaneously. Another example of this technique is Wadleigh's terrific documentary "Woodstock". This film manages to capture one of the Rolling Stones most infamous concerts and for that reason alone it is worth a watch.

  5. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    I think if it were only the back half it would have been an incredible documentary short as opposed to a very good full length

  6. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    El fin de una era, plasmada brutalmente en la pantalla.

  7. AnnalieseVevo's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    The structure of it is really smart and creative, and I love how the film made me actively more and more stressed as it progressed

  8. Ethan's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    A brilliant documentary that shows the end of the 60s mixed with the great music of The Rolling Stones.

  9. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    Including Altamont's Sympathy for the Devil deadly song

  10. Kortirion's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    Gimme shelter from this vaunted 'music' act.

  11. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    The film is not only about and built on rock n roll, but it seems to itself be rock n roll: the sex, the drugs, and the violence of it. Chronicling a doomed U.S. tour with the Rolling Stones, the film shows the dark collapse of the hippie dream, and the death of a generation’s ideals and values in a folly of explosive, unfocused violence. It’s also a great concert film, with captivating musical performances.

  12. Ronja's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    the vibes are very different from the ones in Woodstock

  13. AALC's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    Great documentary! Сameraman broke all the rules of shooting and it worked well.

  14. Genre films > French New Wave's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    If you want to know why the hippie movement ended, just watch this movie. And I'm not just talking about Meridith Hunter. Also, I love how Charlie Watts is almost the star of this movie.

  15. Cinemaficionado's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    The ending is so devastating; Charlie Watts' face sums up the whole movie. One of the best rock docs out there. The Maysles Brothers are probably the best documentarians ever.

  16. smndvdcl's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    The moment where the 60s revolution turned malevolent, with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones at a loss with how to deal with it. It's a haunting account.

  17. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    Peculiar y atractivo modo en que se narra este documental. Lo que parece ser el documental, no es más que la grabación que los Rolling Stones observan desde una cabina de edición. "Gimme shelter" es engañoso cuando se trata de fijarse a un solo tiempo. En síntesis son los previos, durante y posterior a un concierto que tuvo un trágico suceso. Un final que parece el resultado de la fuente de un crimen.

  18. Elena Lazic's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    The Maysles are such doofuses

  19. Michael Harbour's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    An incredibly well made documentary that puts us right into the thick of things; first with great concert footage and giddy joy of The Stones at Madison Square Garden, then the developing disaster of their concert at Altamont Speedway. The only thing I felt was missing was the ending of The Stones' set at Altamont. It felt like a gap. I really wanted to see, given how diffi http://letterboxd.com/mharbour/films/diary/

  20. El Biffo's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    Stark, shocking document by the Maysles, who were on hand to film the worst acid trip of the 1960's. This is the Rolling Stones concert you don't ever want to go to. Four people died.

  21. Diogo Xará's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    Chocante. Se Woodstock foi o paraíso, o festival aqui retratado foi o inferno.

  22. Doctor Sodoma's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    La revolución ha sido derrotada.

  23. Riley Hamilton's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    i'll never forget mick jagger's slow motion dance.

  24. kimmgomes's rating of the film Gimme Shelter

    Falar o que da minha banda favorita? Ok, bom documentário. Bom o caraleo, ótimo! Mick Jagger como sempre, um frontman.

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