Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Gimme Shelter (1970) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The 60’s was a decade of free love, peace and harmony.  But as the decade came to a close so did that era of America, turning into a much darker decade that would bring the worst of war, changing attitudes and the end of the 60’s ideals. Few films capture that moment better than Albert and David Maysles landmark documentary which recalls the events surrounding the free concert by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway outside San Francisco in 1969. Violence, murder and bewilderment – all captured on screen as it happened and then watched back by the Stones in shock and horror. It’s captivating, shocking and scary all at the same time, cementing this documentaries well-earned reputation and a seminal text of the 1970’s.

Best Bit: Capturing the moment the decade of love ended

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Shine A Light, Amy, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

9 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...