Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brutally honest and utterly compelling, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me offers a riveting, vanity-free portrait of its legendary subject while offering a few essential truths about the human condition.

Tom Long
Detroit News

"Elaine Stritch" is filled with bluster and memories, blunt outbursts and funny moments. But more importantly, it is filled with honesty.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This film works as both a show business historical documentary and a fitting tribute to the late, great Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By the end, even those who had never heard of Stritch can share her rage against the dying of the light.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Since the brassy Elaine is mostly likable, even if self-absorbed, so is the straight-forward documentary.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

What a tough, difficult, talented old broad.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

An enjoyably fawning documentary.

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Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

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.

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