• Released
  • February 21, 2014
  • (NYC / Feb 21st, Los Angeles / Mar 7th)
  • NR , 1 hr 20 min
  • Documentary
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Synopsis
As she approaches her 87th birthday, the Broadway legend contemplates retirement and mortality.
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The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
Inspirational, entertaining, and absolutely awards-caliber (from first-time director Karasawa), Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me offers up an...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
At 88, after nearly seven decades in show business, Ms. Stritch is sharp, funny, brittle, caustic, demanding, exaggerated, critical...
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By Eric Kohn
The contrast between the movie’s traditional execution and Stritch’s domineering powers create the lingering sense that she may be the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In Shoot Me, she wears her spiked cynicism like a cutting form of grace, and everyone around her (including audiences) gets healed by it.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
On a deeper level, Shoot Me is an unflinchingly honest examination of a woman who is aware that the end is approaching.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
So cheers to a movie as gloriously entertaining and bluntly honest as the lady herself. Everybody rise.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
This is a must-see for anyone who loves theater, acting and especially individuals like Elaine Stritch unafraid to bare their souls — so...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
To millions, Stritch is the Emmy-winning actress who did "30 Rock," playing Alec Baldwin's mom. Those people who don't know the rest of her...
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By Scott Foundas
Karasawa deftly orchestrates the sometimes hairpin tonal shifts, never veering towards the saccharine; if she did, Stritch would probably...
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The kind of movie fans will be quoting for the rest of their lives, Shoot Me, from director-producer Chiemi Karasawa, is as much a playdate...
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If you're a fan, GO!

By Billy58
This is an amazingly candid portrait of the one & only Elaine Stritch. I don't believe there's anyone with as much chutzpah performing today. If you're a fan, I urge you to go. It's a great...

Real Life .. Joy.. Fears.. True

By vmccausland
True iconoclast .. Will make you laugh and cry.. Reminding us that if we dare, even when afraid, we do what we love, be ourselves .. We will grow old in a fun and relevant way...so New York!...

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By jennyleonhardt1
True and real, which is all I really look for it in a good movie. Stritch is great, and it's great to see a woman her age and with her accomplishments on screen for the entire duration. What a...

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Rated NR