• Released
  • January 24, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Drama
  • 272 Fan Ratings
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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Critic Ratings

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75

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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75

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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63

RogerEbert.com

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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42

Film.com

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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25

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Preachy, manipulative and emotionally barren.
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Courage and hope. GO!

By Midnight Movie Mama
This is a great story of courage and hope. Faith based movies never really get a firm endorsement, but this movie should be seen. The acting was good and appropriate for the script. Vanessa played it...

Best movie of 2014!!!!!!

By kathleenandvala
Why do the critics say no? I say YOU MUST GO!!!!! Definately a heart warmer. Saw it with my mom a few weeks ago and I wanna see it again....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Violence, Mature Thematic Material, Language, All Involving Teens, Mistreatment and Some Drug Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Abuse and teen pregnancy are themes in flawed family drama.
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