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: February 21, 2014
DVD 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.

John Anderson

Chiemi Karasawa deserves all the credit in the world for the intimate and hilarious portrait that is Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a sparkling cocktail of music and memoir. On the other hand, she didn't exactly have to drag her subject out of her shell.

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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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Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

What becomes a legend most? In Elaine Stritch's case, it's this riveting, unvarnished documentary portrait of the lioness in winter.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

[A] feisty portrait of the musical-theater legend.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

What a tough, difficult, talented old broad.

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Craig D. Lindsey

Ultimately, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me makes you root for her even when you've had your fill of her.

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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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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

There's something indomitable about her will to perform, and insecurity has been part of her experience for decades, it's clear.

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