Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
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Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

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""Elaine Stritch" is filled with bluster and memories, blunt outbursts and funny moments. But more importantly, it is filled with honesty."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Really, the experience of "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is the experience of being in Stritch's company for 80 minutes, and that's fine. Still I doubt anyone will walk out of this film wishing it were 10 minutes longer."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"What might have been merely a sycophantic airbrushed view of Ms. Stritch and her marvelous talents, instead, is a fully candid, unrehearsed, intimate, three-dimensional portrait."
‑ Emily S. Mendel, culturevulture.net
"Stritch is a force of nature"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Broadway stage musical veteran Stritch is an acquired taste."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Elaine Stritch's strength, along with the film's, comes from her honesty. She is herself, even when - maybe especially when - she knows she's being watched."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"By the end, even those who had never heard of Stritch can share her rage against the dying of the light."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A career centerpiece, a significant artistic contribution in its own right."
‑ Daniel Walber, Nonfics
"There's an impressive candor and depth to this documentary about the life and career of Stritch."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"It is in this moment that 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' becomes not only a guidebook on how to age gracefully and boldly but a perfect illustration on what drives performers to perform."
‑ Mathew DeKinder, Suburban Journals of St. Louis
"What a tough, difficult, talented old broad."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An enjoyably fawning documentary."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The fledgling filmmaker finds what feels like just the right ratio of glitz to guts. One comes away with the sense that Stritch wants more than anything for the show to go on, while knowing better than anyone that her final bow can't be far off."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
"This admiring but forthright portrait does justice to Stritch's engaging, no-nonsense personality."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Broadway legend Elaine Stritch is the subject of the documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" and, quite a bit of the time, she also tries to direct it."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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