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Based on 29 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 11 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Propaganda is a bitch to act. And this misguided movie leaves Hudgens buried in it. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Gimme Shelter is an attempt at something grand, and though it doesn't get halfway there, it covers some ground. show more

  • 25
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Preachy, manipulative and emotionally barren. show more

  • 12
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    A happy-smiley Christian fairy tale disguised as a hard-hitting shard of social realism. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    From an artistic perspective, Ron Krauss’ heavy-handed drama, Gimme Shelter, fails almost entirely. But if the director set out to combine the stilted falsity of 1980s after-school specials with leaden political dogma, he’s certainly achieved his goals. show more

  • 40
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The story unfolds in large part through awkward contrivance. show more

  • 42

    For all of Krauss’ clearly good intentions, the film still falls staggeringly flat, even with the inclusion of a bold and unexpected performance from Vanessa Hudgens, doing her damndest to break out of the Disney mold and turn in actual work here. show more

  • 75
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Writer-director Krauss embraces the spiritual elements of this story without turning it into a heavy-handed religious lecture. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    It’s not for the squeamish, but thanks to a riveting central performance by Vanessa Hudgens and a compassionate screenplay by Ron Krauss, who also directed, this is a far more sobering and substantial exposé of homeless teenage girls on the dangerous edge of society than you might expect. show more

  • 63
    Sheila O'Malley

    The film never says the words "pro-life" or "pro-choice." It genuinely seems to be about how the system has broken down entirely, and how sometimes it is up to privately funded charities to provide a light at the end of the tunnel. show more

  • May 17, 2014 jonny
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    Oh, c'mon. What is wrong with these critics? You wanna trash a movie? How about the piece of garbage that is Escape From Tomorrow? You know, the one that you all seemed to love. All too often these days, critics seem to miss the mark when it comes to rating movies with a real message. Gimme Shelter was a good flick and the main actress, Vanessa Hudgens, was excellent. Very believable performance from her.

  • May 04, 2014 tw00000000194337
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    Hollywood and the Critics are so scared of this movie . there in lock step with the media . they will become our down fall .

  • February 05, 2014 debbrooks2
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    I loved this movie and cried like a baby at the end! It had messages of perseverance, love, sacrifice, and salvation. It presented a real picture of what HOPE can be given to those who need it, if the more fortunate among us reach out to others I highly recommend this movie!

  • February 01, 2014 lily taylor
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    .❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥❥ until I saw the receipt for $4433, I didn’t believe that my friend woz truly erning money in there spare time at there computar.. there dads buddy haz done this for less than seve

  • February 01, 2014 pat1451
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    The best movie I saw in a very long time. Ignore the critics review as they don\'t like to give merit to independent films. Apples struggles should be an inspiration to all.

  • January 31, 2014 wh00000000179281
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    AMAZING movie!! I love how the hollywood fools only gave it 2 stars. Probably would have given it 5 if the girl had killed her baby through an abortion.

  • January 30, 2014 ys00000000179807
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    This movie is incredibly inspirational and moving. It takes a hard look at a subject that is dismissed on a daily basis: homelessness. Vanessa Hudgen\'s performance of pregnant, homeless teen Apple is mind blowing. This is a great film with a wonderful message. See it this weekend!

  • January 27, 2014 spirit7759
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    I love that the critics\' score is a third of the Viewer score on this movie. It just goes to show you that Hollywood is NOT a good reflection of true American values.

  • January 26, 2014 phpoling
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    Powerful movie! Shame on stepmother who left her twice at clinics.

  • January 24, 2014 sulli5
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    Gimme Shelter is a very powerful movie. It is an example of what one person can do. In a world of despair it offers hope. Bring you Kleenex

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