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Widescreen. PG 13. Starring The Rolling Stones with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts. Director: Martin Scorsese. Documentary/feature-film spanning the career of the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their Bigger Bang tour; the highest grossing tour in music history. Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, drug references and smoking

Martin Scorsese leaps into the madness of the Rolling Stones¡¯ organization in Shine a Light, barely controlling (in a most entertaining way) a documentary that culminates in the Stones¡¯ best concert on film. The movie¡¯s highly entertaining, pre-performance prologue finds a frazzled Scorsese trying to get a clue about the band¡¯s plans for a very special New York City date in 2006, a benefit hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton. While Mick Jagger quibbles over concepts for the stage¡¯s set and peruses lists of possible songs to include in the show, Scorsese tries to figure out how to shoot something for which he has few production details. Everything falls into place eventually, and after an extraordinary meet-and-greet scene in which Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and Charlie Watts catch up with the Clintons and sweetly introduce themselves to Hillary¡¯s mom, the Stones launch into a set that leans less heavily than usual on their greatest hits canon. Longtime fans are sure to appreciate the wealth of generally-untapped material from Let It Bleed ("You Got the Silver," "Live With Me"), Exile On Main Street ("All Down the Line," "Loving Cup"), and Some Girls ("Faraway Eyes," "Just My Imagination"). Jack White, Christina Aguilera, and Buddy Guy are on hand for memorable collaborations, but the Stones all alone are truly on fire in the relatively intimate setting of a small theater. Among the highlights is a sexy and even thrilling call-and-response between Jagger and ace backup singer Lisa Fischer on "She Was Hot," Richards¡¯ gracious and expansive solo on "Connection," and Jagger¡¯s witty take on "Some Girls" (which manages to skip over the controversial verse about "black girls"). Throughout the show, Scorsese and an army of camera operators cover the action from every conceivable angle, which results not so much in another hyperkinetic concert film but rather in the kind of graceful, flattering portrayal of a great band that the director mastered with The Last Waltz. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews:

  • Warning: Rant Ahead!
    Keep in mind this is coming from a guy who's mom bought him the first Stones album in 1964 for my 13th birthday. For years I was a gigantic Stones fan, but they hit their peak with their masterpiece, Let It Bleed, back in about 1970. Eons ago! I think Scorsese is a good director, but his best film was Goodfellas, about twenty years ago. An eternity.

    I truly hope that, for their sake, the Stones are donating huge amounts of cash to charity. I'd feel sad and embarrassed for them if I wasn't so disgusted with them. It's outrageous, it's egregious, it's preposterous. In my opinion, the only possible reason they bother anymore is to collect more money. Obviously they are nothing more than a really famous nostalgia band which never went away, pimping on the baby boomer fixation of eternal youth, and capitalizing on the boomer generation's limitless discretionary income. They should be ashamed! And they crank up this monster money machine every two or three years. When will they stop??

    They won't, not so long as idiot, youth-worshipping, self-important, obscenely rich, nostalgia crazed baby boomers--my generation--keep reaching for their platinum cards.

    I found myself looking away at times. Men of their age, dancing around in their little skinny black jeans and t-shirts, it's indecent. It's amazing "Keef" is still alive and breathing. He can barely play anymore; Wood actually holds the band together. Imagine how many cigs these guys have smoked, which of course is one of the reasons they all resemble wrinkled toads (which reminds me, be sure, all you Stones fans, to check out what German artist Sebastien Kruger has done to them with his stupefyingly amazing caricatures; these are true portraits of these overrated dinosaurs!).

    Here's a positive statement: it appears none of them have opted for plastic surgery, which I admire. Though it's curious that Mick, about 65 now, still has a head of rich, thick, lustrous brown hair.

    The movie goes on way, way too long. It's a pointless, masturbatory exercise in self-indulgence for both the subjects and the director. Like watching old people get it on, I suppose. Check out the films and old TV clips of the early Stones--some of which appear in this movie and are way more interesting than any of Scorsese's current footage--to see the Stones at their best.

    That's when they mattered. Now they're shattered. And that's not good. ...more info
  • totally awesome movie
    I purchased this because my boyfriend and I went to the theaters and I felt like I was at a concert and needed a lighter to show my respect. My boyfriend is a huge rolling stones fan, he has been to every concert, he has had some rough times and seeing this movie lets him remember the good old days....more info
  • A really great concert
    I enjoyed it alot. It's consistently good from start to finish.

    I have no problem with the fact that the Stones are still performing at their age. It's their job, how they make a living. I certainly don't fault them for that. It's great to see seasoned professionals demonstrating the virtuosity of their craft, and still enjoying it. They genuinely seemed to be having a good time.

    I do have a couple of concerns with this film, though. Is there anyone in the audience over the age of 25? It doesn't appear so. There wasn't a biker, shiny head or grandma anywhere to be found.

    Did they pay these pretty young things to attend this concert?

    With that said, these kids did seem to be having a great time. They were very receptive and appeared to be in awe of these elder statesmen. That's a good thing.

    I just don't particularly appreciate this kind of marketing strategy. It seems to diminish the validity of the Stones greatness in some way. I would have preferred to have seen a more representative demographic of their fan base. This just tells me that they are first and foremost business men, and not the rebels they once appeared to be. It just seems a shame that everything is profit driven. I guess the 60's are indeed dead, even if some of the icons of that time period are still around....more info
  • shine a light
    i will be very short because all i can say this disc as a concert blu ray presentation is just best of the best.
    stones are still amazing and like i have said before watching this on blu ray is just amazing picture and a sound is a five stars so as you can tell i will rate this disc as a 5 star concert....more info
  • Shine a light
    a magnificent document for everybody who likes the Rolling Stones. In fact it's a "must have" but be carefull: although it is not clearly indicated,this product needs a DVD player that can handle both NTSC and PAL!!! So if you're in Europe: be carefull or buy a modern DVD player...
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  • Essential for every Stones fan to own!
    My husband and I are long time Stones fans. We saw this movie on IMAX - AMAZING! You gotta' own it - They've still got it after all these years, but we wished they would have had some mention of Bill Wyman....more info
  • Stones still rolling beautifully
    After reading several less than laudatory reviews of this film, I didn't really expect much. Boy, was I in for a surprise. The film is dynamic, engaging, beautifully filmed and just plain old rocking fun. Sure, the Stones are long in the tooth, but they still have plenty of bite. This is a great concert film and Stones detractors can't dim his glow. Buy it, turn it up and have fun. No one is better on stage. No one....more info
  • The Stones at their BEST
    Shine a Light has everything a Stones fan could want. Being behind the scenes with Martin Scorsese and feeling like being onstage with the boys, one couldn't ask for a better concert album. Love it....more info
  • great job, must see
    great job Martin!! A sweet peek back stage with the greatest Rock-n-Roll Band in the World!! a must for your Stones collection...more info
  • Simply the best Rolling Stones concert ever filmed!
    SCorsese is a genius and the Stones are amazing: the conbination of these 2 factors make you feel that you are on stage with them. Picture and sound are perfect. The choice of songs is terrific as well. ...more info
  • OK.....But.....
    One thing which has been (surprisingly) overlooked in the many reviews here is the fact that Mick was obviously in poor vocal shape at the time of the filming. He can't hit the high notes or hold a note, particularly in the earlier part of the concert. He has to resort to half talking/half singing and sounds somewhat like a rather poor Mick Jagger imitator.

    One plus of this is that you can actually make out the words to the lyrics when he's in this mode.

    Later in the concert he loosens up a bit vocally, but never reaches the 'normal' Mick sound.

    Keith gets a couple of vocals and has never sounded better, IMHO. His usually reedy, thin voice has some uumph this time out.

    I've got the Bridges to Bablyon DVD and IMAX and I would rate this one 3rd after IMAX and Bridges.

    I'll update this after I receive the Four Flicks and Biggest Bang DVD's...more info
  • Well it is the Rolling Stones, but...
    I give it THREE STARS because it is THE ROLLING STONES, but really it is a TWO STAR performance.

    Well I hate to sat it but the reviwer "THE DUDE" is right. I love the stones music but it is like you say, time for retirement. Do they really need to keep on making money??? If Mick is so strapped for cash he can sell 5 or 6 of his homes. I have only watched about 1/2 of the movie and am having a hard time finding a reason to finish it. Sure the video is very clear (should be for an IMAX) and the sound is good but not great. They really are way past their prime, like 15 years or more past. The songs at times are sloppy and unrecognizable until they do actually sing a line clear and you go oh that's it. That Jack White dude was down right bad. They should have edited him out of the film. It may have been better with Jack Black singing and playing guitar. Buddy Guy was pretty good and I wish he had stayed out there longer. It seemed to wake up Keith from his coma. At times it looks like Mick is not happy at all and I think he knows they do not sound good at all. Can Keith actually play his guitar anymore??? Keith doing You Got The Silver was real bad. Like your drunk cousin at one of those karaoke bars. So sad.

    I wish they would just hit the studio and do a couple more albums and by then you'll all be 70 and time to hang up the guitars for sure. Do an oldies rock n roll cover album. Do a blues cover album. Just don't hit the road again. It looks like Keith may very well hit the road...face first real soon. Your legacy is written in stone forever. We have all of those great albums up to Some Girls to play and enjoy. - Jim still sad after watching 1/2 of this show....more info
  • OK.....But.....
    One thing which has been (surprisingly) overlooked in the many reviews here is the fact that Mick was obviously in poor vocal shape at the time of the filming. He can't hit the high notes or hold a note, particularly in the earlier part of the concert. He has to resort to half talking/half singing and sounds somewhat like a rather poor Mick Jagger imitator.

    One plus of this is that you can actually make out the words to the lyrics when he's in this mode.

    Later in the concert he loosens up a bit vocally, but never reaches the 'normal' Mick sound.

    Keith gets a couple of vocals and has never sounded better, IMHO. His usually reedy, thin voice has some uumph this time out.

    I've got the Bridges to Bablyon DVD and IMAX and I would rate this one 3rd after IMAX and Bridges.

    I'll update this after I receive the Four Flicks and Biggest Bang DVD's...more info
  • It's almost like seeing them live.
    Martin Scorsese directed the Rolling Stones in this magnificent recent concert footage.

    It's amazing that the Stones are still playing and agile after years of the rock-and-roll lifestyle. I hope I can bounce around like that when I'm in my 60s! Keith Richards even seemed "alive". To me you could clearly see how Johnny Depp patterned his pirate character (Pirates of the Carribean) after Richards when you watch this.

    Some of the film shows a benefit concert hosted by President Clinton, who seemed so excited and happy to introduce the Stones on stage.

    It's much cheaper than seeing them on stage. But, there's nothing like seeing the greatest rock-n-roll band live. My husband wouldn't take me to see them recently here in the 'Vegas area (but then again, he doesn't like my music). I, however, managed to see the Stones a few years ago---and all I could say was it was money well spent.

    Buy this and turn up the volume. It plays great on a big screen with a great sound system.

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  • Shine a Light
    My husband is a Mick Jagger junkie. He loves the DVD and has the sound track for the DVD also. It is wonderful if you like Mick Jagger....more info
  • Stoned in NY
    The Stones work their magic in the intimate surroundings of the Beacon Theatre. A concert not to be missed....more info
  • Sad Sad Sad
    The picture quality and sound was excellant. Scorcese did his job very well. Too well truth be told, This film showed the Stones warts and all. Lets face it we are all getting older and there comes a time when we have to hang it up at our respective occupations (it's called retirement). The Stones are old and this film has lifted their skirts over their heads and shows how pathetic thier live performances have become. With five back up singers and enough backing musicians to fill an orchestra pit the Rolling Stones have become boring, cartoonish, and laughable in their onstage antics and posturing. Spinal Tap has become reality. Charlie Watts is the only member who shows any class and dignity. Bill Wyman was the wisest leaving the band before they became so pathetic. ...more info
  • Warning: Rant Ahead!
    Keep in mind this is coming from a guy who's mom bought him the first Stones album in 1964 for my 13th birthday. For years I was a gigantic Stones fan, but they hit their peak with their masterpiece, Let It Bleed, back in about 1970. Eons ago! I think Scorsese is a good director, but his best film was Goodfellas, about twenty years ago. An eternity.

    I truly hope that, for their sake, the Stones are donating huge amounts of cash to charity. I'd feel sad and embarrassed for them if I wasn't so disgusted with them. It's outrageous, it's egregious, it's preposterous. In my opinion, the only possible reason they bother anymore is to collect more money. Obviously they are nothing more than a really famous nostalgia band which never went away, pimping on the baby boomer fixation of eternal youth, and capitalizing on the boomer generation's limitless discretionary income. They should be ashamed! And they crank up this monster money machine every two or three years. When will they stop??

    They won't, not so long as idiot, youth-worshipping, self-important, obscenely rich, nostalgia crazed baby boomers--my generation--keep reaching for their platinum cards.

    I found myself looking away at times. Men of their age, dancing around in their little skinny black jeans and t-shirts, it's indecent. It's amazing "Keef" is still alive and breathing. He can barely play anymore; Wood actually holds the band together. Imagine how many cigs these guys have smoked, which of course is one of the reasons they all resemble wrinkled toads (which reminds me, be sure, all you Stones fans, to check out what German artist Sebastien Kruger has done to them with his stupefyingly amazing caricatures; these are true portraits of these overrated dinosaurs!).

    Here's a positive statement: it appears none of them have opted for plastic surgery, which I admire. Though it's curious that Mick, about 65 now, still has a head of rich, thick, lustrous brown hair.

    The movie goes on way, way too long. It's a pointless, masturbatory exercise in self-indulgence for both the subjects and the director. Like watching old people get it on, I suppose. Check out the films and old TV clips of the early Stones--some of which appear in this movie and are way more interesting than any of Scorsese's current footage--to see the Stones at their best.

    That's when they mattered. Now they're shattered. And that's not good. ...more info
  • Muy bueno, pero...
    Muy bueno pero creo que siendo probablemente el ¨²ltimo documental de un concierto en vivo, debieron interpretar m¨¢s clasicos de los Stones. No obstante, es un valioso documento que perpetuar¨¢ una historia fant¨¢stica que lamentablemente ha de terminar alg¨²n d¨ªa, para convertirse en leyenda....more info
  • When the musicians are alive, but TOO OLD to perform, aka when the MUSIC DIES!
    This is when musicians buddies are alive, but MUSIC dies.
    Stones are old enough and drug-addicted enough to give even a good live (not to talk about great live). I watch the concerts and see how they killed and thrilled their music. Rolling Stones became a SHOW-ORRIENTED band. Quite similiarly to Madonna. Well... we all know Madonna can't sing, she hasn't voice and looks like old b**ch, thus puts everything in the show and stage-design to attract people.

    If you are a MUSIC FAN, the music you listen must be GOOD TO LISTEN, not good to watch. The only thing I like in todays Stones, is their stage set, light effects and the number of crowd they attract. what about MUSIC? musically this is probably the WORST band from the list of Stones' cover bands.

    the ONLY band, which comes from the sixties and MUSICALLY remains ABSOLUTELY GREAT, is DEEP PURPLE. Deep Purple & Rolling Stones are maybe worlds greatest Rock'N'Roll bands and true and greatest legends of rock. But musically only Purple remains as great as they were 40 years ago.

    All in all, if yuo like great show, great stage-set and light effects, buy Rolling Stones, or Madonna, or Justin Timberlake's DVD...

    but if you think that MUSIC comes first, and you love MUSIC & TRUE ROCK'N'ROLL, go and buy Deep Purple - Live At Montreux 2006, or Live In Birmingham 2002...

    for me, music comes first, thats why I think sadly, modern Rolling Stones s*cks musically, just alike Madonna......more info
  • 2 Thumbs Up
    Great HD cinematography along with Martin's director comments on the front end make for good entertainment.
    Stones roll and you can even see funny interactions between Mick and Keith, very entertaining.
    Cameo from Clintons is an interesting twist as well....more info
  • The Harley Davidson of Rock 'n' Roll

    Several years ago, when the Rolling Stones were scheduled to come to town, The Wife suggested we should go to a Stones concert just once before we die. While that is a great item for a bucket list, the prospect of vast crowds and traffic, late hours, and music too loud was too much for me.

    Last year we fulfilled this dream after all. Sort of. There were no crowds or traffic, the show was just before one in the afternoon, the music was loud but not painful, and and it was better than any concert I've ever seen.

    *ANY* concert.

    After 5 or 10 minutes of setup footage on Scorsese, Mick Jagger comes on. At the first notes of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" I felt a thrill rush up my spine and into my head. It didn't stop for two hours, it just went on and on. I had tears on my cheeks - it was that good.

    There were so many details so incredibly well done; it was exhausting. Every time Keith Richards would hit a certain chord for emphasis, the camera would single him out of the chaos just then: you'd hear it and see it as if it were the only thing on the screen; then the chaos again. The camera angles were amazing. The closeups unbelievable. The cutting and moving was fast but linear and clean.

    There were calm moments as well. Like at the end of one set, when - almost unnoticed - Richards gives away his guitar to Buddy Guy. What a thing to see.

    All the music I've heard hundreds of times over 45 years seemed like it was new again. And powerful. For the first time, I imagined musical instruments could be lethal weapons.

    Even the final shot left me gasping - How did they DO that?!"

    It's one of the top 4 theater experiences of my life. ("Jaws" is #1. You had to be there. And "Psycho" -- when you don't know what's coming -- is #3.)

    "Shine A Light" (IMAX) - Grade: A+

    == PT

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  • Stones shine a light
    A friend had raved about this DVD and on that basis I bought It. Great production and visuals from Martin Scorsese. The man knows how to make films - but! I thought the set list from the Stones was lacking. Some absolute gems but considering the spotlight and opportunity a bit bland. I actually liked the extra songs included in preference to the mains. I love the Stones but was just a little disappointed. ...more info
  • Watch "Gimme Shelter" instead
    The sound quality here is unacceptable. The picture looked great. But the concert was very predictible. And the performances were not very inspiring. I watched Gimme Shelter the day before watching this and it was much more exciting. To shoot Shine a Light, they had the lights turned up really high and lots of security at The Beacon.

    But at Altamont, it was dark and crazy and there didn't seem to be any security. People were all over the stage, at one point a dog walks across in front of Mick. At Altamont, the band was sounding great. Anything could happen at Altamont.

    It's nice that nobody was killed during the filming of Shine a Light. But all the IMAX cameras in the world couldn't make this performance fun to watch. And like I said, the sound quality on the Blu-Ray disk was really bad. They could have at least put high-quality sound on the disk....more info
  • Must Have for Stone's fans
    Essential for your Stones collection-an intimate look at the band at work. Scorsese wisely stays out of the way and lets the Stones provide the theatrics! The segment with Buddy Guy is a classic-especially for blues fans!...more info
  • Very Entertaining
    Excellent showcase for one of Rock's finest bands. Special guest appearance of Jack White was incredible. There is a reason why the Stones have endured and Scorcese totally gets it. I highly reccomend this movie....more info
  • Shine A Light does Shine
    AWESOME! Is the best way to describe this DVD. The music is awesome of course, what have the Stones done that hasn't been but the way it was presented was great, no flashy stuff just down to earth entertaining. Seemed more intimate than some big put on production, could almost feel like you were there and a part of it....more info