Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 13, 2014
    50
    All this is interesting, or interesting enough, depending on how you feel about Elaine Stritch. If you're a particular fan, this documentary is a must-see. But for everyone else, a little of Elaine's personality goes a long way.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    7
    As hilarious and brutally honest, just as the woman herself--a tribute not to be missed. You'll laugh, of course, but you'll also cry and seeAs hilarious and brutally honest, just as the woman herself--a tribute not to be missed. You'll laugh, of course, but you'll also cry and see behind-the-scenes of Stritch's smile, voice and fruitful career. Full Review »
  2. Mar 24, 2014
    9
    If you love brassy Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, you'll enjoy this opportunity to spend 80 minutes with her. Sure, we hear from some of herIf you love brassy Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, you'll enjoy this opportunity to spend 80 minutes with her. Sure, we hear from some of her friends and get glimpses of her early years, but this doc spends most of its time with her: watching her prepare and perform her one-woman show, dealing with her diabetes and listening to her muse about life, aging and the impending. She's as funny and ferocious as ever, but this offers poignant glimpses into the fragile woman underneath. She also sings! (Stay all the way thru the credits, because she just can't stop.) Full Review »
  3. Mar 20, 2014
    10
    Elaine Stritch has been the actress entertainer of one's dreams for almost seven decades. This portrait is both a profile in courage and aElaine Stritch has been the actress entertainer of one's dreams for almost seven decades. This portrait is both a profile in courage and a great show. Funny, brassy, irreverent, she is the real deal. Lookout, Leroy, this is one feisty dame. If it comes anywhere near you, don't miss it. Full Review »