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Shine a Light

None April 10th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: B

If you're a Rolling Stones fan "” and, really, how could you not be? "” prepare to be dazzled. In "Shine a Light," director Martin Scorsese uses his filmmaking acumen to showcase arguably the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band. The movie chronicles a pair of 2006 Stones performances at New York's Beacon Theater, and Scorsese taps a murderer's row of Oscar-winning cinematographers to capture every aspect of the performance.

The Stones serve up incendiary versions of "Tumbling Dice," "Sympathy for the Devil," "Shattered," "Far Away Eyes" and others, with Jack White, Buddy Guy and Christina Aguilera stopping by for a few songs. Audiences wanting more than a concert might be disappointed; aside from a smattering of vintage news clips, Scorsese doesn't delve into the Stones' rich history. But, hey, you can't always get what you want. And sometimes rock 'n' roll is all that you need. PG-13 

"”Phil Bacharach 

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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