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Shine a Light

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Jack White, Mick Jagger, ...
Kevin Mazur

Shine a Light

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
121 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/04/08
performer:
The Rolling Stones
director:
Martin Scorsese
distributor:
Paramount Vantage
genre:
Documentary, musical

We gave it a C-

When a Stones riff uncoils on the soundtrack of a Scorsese movie — say, in Mean Streets or The Departed — it’s always a moment of audiovisual perfection. That bodes well for this concert film, shot in fall 2006 in New York City. Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy, and Jack White join in on a few songs, and there’s some brief archival and backstage footage, but mostly it’s Mick muggery captured in huge, craggy close-ups. (April 4)