The critics agree: Gimme Shelter (1970) is no Gimme Shelter (2014)!
The Village Voice‘s Howard Smith calls the film “grim” and “brutal.”
Sean Axmaker of SeanAx.com says Gimme Shelter (1970) “doesn’t offer much in the way of story.”
Rumsey Taylor of Not Coming To A Theater Near You thinks the movie is “dumb” and “awkward.”
TheMovieReport.com’s Michael Dequina hated the film, but was “pleased to find the theatrical trailers of two … other films, Salesman and Grey Gardens, also included.”
ReelTalk’s Donald Levit explains that he’d rather be “knifed to death” than sit through this flick again.