Shine a Light Synopsis
Martin Scorsese's chronicle of the Rolling Stones' 2006 concert at New York's Beacon Theatre.
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San Francisco Chronicle

An exhilarating documentary.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
May be the most intimate documentary ever made about a live rock 'n' roll concert. Certainly it has the best coverage of the performances...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Shine a Light did something I didn't think was possible. It got me caring about the Rolling Stones again.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This you-are-there spellbinder is a master director shining his light on the best rock band on the planet.
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USA Today

The genius of Scorsese's film, which is being shown in IMAX in 93 theaters, is that it reveals the Stones' mortality while celebrating all...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In Shine a Light, a crackling concert movie directed by Martin Scorsese, the Rolling Stones are now so old that they seem new again.
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New York Daily News

Jagger is often shot straight-on, veiny arms outstretched, white-hot lights illuminating his skinny form (and, um, bared belly). Suddenly,...
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Wall Street Journal

Feast for Rolling Stones fans.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Despite Scorsese's efforts to pump up some drama - the director, with his signature glasses and Groucho brows, gets huffy about not...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film does not stand up to the current crop of music/concert films like "U2 3D," which brilliantly uses 3-D to show the Irish band in...
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By beach-bound
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Very cool, if you even remotely like the Stones

By malissia007
Seeing this in an IMAX theatre made it truly worth the experience. I'm just somewhat of a RS fan, but this film actually made me even more interested. Martin's "directing" of the film was nothing...

oscar winner/fan as director of concert do***entary = MAGICAL

By marissizzle
if you're a marty scorsese fan, a rolling stones fan, one of the two, both, or just a fan of awesome music and behind the scenes looks, accompanied by a full length concert on the big screen you will...

Shine The Light

By susieks
If you're a Stones fan, you'll love this. I'm glad Scorsese survived this; he's pretty good in this himself! I love the Stones and have seen them in concert a couple times, I would like to have...

The Stones and Marty Shine A Very Bright Light

This movie is art, pure and simple. From the opening sequence, to the final encore bows, Marty captures the essence of not only the Rolling Stones (the band), but THE EVENT that every Rolling Stones...


By peter1950
the stones are still after all the years the best rock and roll band in the world ! i was totaly ama zaed how these guys can still lick those guitars and play those drums like no bodys buisiness ! !...

shine a Light

By BigMovieFanBFG
Good movie- rather a 3.5 than 4, but took us back in time all the same- It would have benefited from more flashbacks and storyline....

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By ADAMS3531
Shine A Light was great. I was like being at a Stones concert - Jagger's still amazing and it was fun to see clips of the Rolling Stones in their yonger years. I would go again and recommned this...

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By pjbxyz
It's like being on the stage with the Rolling Stones at the Beacon Theater in NYC. What could be greater. Jagger is the Ponce de Leon of the 21st century and rock n roll has to be the fountain of...

On Stage with Mick

By kldavis
First, a disclaimer. I am a died in the wool Stones fan. "Sympathy for the Devil" is my ring tone. Now for the movie: I loved it; it was easier to get into, easier to hear and much, much cheaper than...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language, drug references and smoking