Gimme Shelter Synopsis
As a pregnant teenager, Apple’s journey plummets her into a perilous struggle until finding salvation in a suburban shelter for homeless teens.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It’s not for the squeamish, but thanks to a riveting central performance by Vanessa Hudgens and a compassionate screenplay by Ron Krauss,...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Writer-director Krauss embraces the spiritual elements of this story without turning it into a heavy-handed religious lecture.
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By Sheila O'Malley
The film never says the words "pro-life" or "pro-choice." It genuinely seems to be about how the system has broken down entirely, and how...
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Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Gimme Shelter is sometimes moving and inspiring, but you have to wonder: Though Kathy and her movement give teenagers shelter, do they give...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Although it’s superficially grungy, this true story isn’t much more substantive than something that star Vanessa Hudgens might have made...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s the sort of movie whose finale leaves you wondering, “Why do they always leave out what happens next?”
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Gimme Shelter is an attempt at something grand, and though it doesn't get halfway there, it covers some ground.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
As a film, though, Gimme Shelter is unremarkable, a predictable story of redemption that happens awfully fast, to a girl who only seems to...
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For all of Krauss’ clearly good intentions, the film still falls staggeringly flat, even with the inclusion of a bold and unexpected...
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Preachy, manipulative and emotionally barren.
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Gimme Shelter

By guras4life
My husband and I went to see the new movie "Gimme Shelter" on opening night. The movie, based on a true story, was all we were hoping for and more! We were impressed by the reality of it and how the...

Gimme Shelter, great film

By marthashuping
We loved this movie. "Apple" is 15 or 16, has been physically and sexually abused & is now pregnant. She runs away from her mom, to a wealthy father she has never met. After her father and his wife...

No one who saw the movie would agree with the negative reviews

By lovemercypeacejoy
I found that this movie was much better than the reviews that I found on line. It was clear that a true story, well acted and written can move hearts and that was clearly our experience. Liberal media...

Gimme Shelter

By gothbutterfly41
This is a must see. A film about human life and the choices we make. How can our choices impact our futures? This film is the truth about one such choice that will help you to see the benefits of...

Good. Average. Acting above average.

By gmelamed
Went to see the performance of Vanessa Hudgens. Truly believe she is a good actress, so hopefully she will continue getting new roles and eventually get "the" role. Great performance but so-so...

Fabulously done. Wonderful portrayal of hope.......

By jbwaaadeal
Do not be afraid to see this movie. A wonderfully, well done, and tender moving movie depicting the life on the streets in America and the people, the true, loving people, who are there to really...

true life

By dpelmariley
Movie made from a true story. I'm sure this is not just 1 girl's story, but it captures the plight of many in our society. I hope it draws attention to the fact that there should be more help out...

Gimme Shelter

By ladylordlover
Great movie, true more than we care to know in her Mother now a days, was glad she could make other family restoration, and that she kept her baby. She changed with love and recognition for the...

Gimme Shelter/ Touching

By chrise94110
It would hit viewer at the heart with Vanessa Hudgens performance, as for her supporting roles all put together the pieces of her film as a broken character that she plays. Based on a true story is...

Total Eye Opener

By chris_al
Completely opened my eyes to a whole other world of mistreatment to people that I had never known existed. Anchored by a stellar performance by Vanessa Hudgens, anyone should really go see this. A...

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Rated PG-13