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Gimme Shelter

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Abuse and teen pregnancy are themes in flawed family drama.

Movie PG-13 2014 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Protect Life

Gimme Shelter is a moving story about the importance of life and love that every young adult should see. This film clearly portrays the beauty of life as a teenager girl struggles to keep her baby. Gimme Shelter captivates the audience as it covers important themes such as the evils of abortion, child abuse, and sex outside of marriage, while at the same time showing the beauty of compassion and love. A Powerful, well thought out film.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

very good

Why does it say 2 stars are they drunk???

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Vanessa Hudgens is the high note in this well-meaning, but unexciting movie. She turns in a strong and energetic performance that ultimately suffers because of elementary filmmaking that lurches from one plot point to the next, revealing neither depth nor complexity. Rosario Dawson, too, is fantastic -- too bad the movie doesn't have the heft or grit her portrayal of a neglectful, abusive mother deserves.

The movie does uplift, but in that maddeningly unspecific, forgettable way that afterschool specials do. Had the characters been written with more layers and insight, and sans the heavy-handedness that afflicts it as it stands, GIMME SHELTER could've risen to its potential.

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