MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 195 this week

Gimme Shelter (2013)

 -  Drama  -  17 October 2013 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 837 users   Metascore: 37/100
Reviews: 23 user | 47 critic | 29 from Metacritic.com

A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gimme Shelter (2013)

Gimme Shelter (2013) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gimme Shelter.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack
Machete Kills (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Danny Trejo, Alexa PenaVega, Mel Gibson
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson
Labor Day (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith
Regina Roma (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Jean-Yves Prate
Stars: Ava Gardner, Anthony Quinn, Ray Sharkey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.A film released by the U.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Inger Stevens
The Sell-Out (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While vacationing in Lebanon, a former secret agent finds he has been marked for assassination.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Oliver Reed, Richard Widmark, Gayle Hunnicutt
R.P.M. (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Ann-Margret, Gary Lockwood
Valentina (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In 1939, in a French prison camp, José Garcés of the defeated Spanish Republican army raises the spirits of his fellow prisoners by telling the story of the year he was 8 years old, 1911, ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio José Betancor
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jorge Sanz, Paloma Gómez
Divergent (2014)
Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young factory worker decides to stand up against his work-mates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike.

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediteranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Samantha Eggar, Oliver Reed, John McEnery
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Taxi driver
...
June's Boyfriend
...
...
Edit

Storyline

16 year old street-wise Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) has never had an easy life. Her mother, June Bailey (Rosario Dawson), is an addict and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 when he got Apple's mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), to take her in. In the few days under her father's care, she learns she's become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father's home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she is carrying. Apple runs away again, and is eventually taken under the wing of Father ... Written by MAriyah

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

female protagonist

Taglines:

Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence and language - all concerning teens.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 October 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$689,091 (USA) (24 January 2014)

Gross:

$1,359,563 (USA) (21 February 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.18 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Unconscious
Written by Seth Jones, Marie Miller, and Luke Sheets
Performed by Marie Miller
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Powerful Movie and Performance by Hudgens
7 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tired of her life of abuse and constant foster care, Agnes (Vanessa Hudgens) sets out to find a new place to call home. But she soon comes to realize that home is the place where you least expect to find it.

Gimme Shelter is a powerfully emotional film that chronicles the life of a young girl who just wants to find a place where she belongs in the world. We watch as Agnes encounters people from her dark past, to people in her present who may just lead her on the path to salvation. Some of the situations are dark and heart-breaking, but the moments when Agnes finds and feels the love she's been looking for will move you to tears. While many may compare it to the film Precious, Gimme Shelter is based on a true story. The film moves at a quick-pace, but not too quick to where you don't find yourself emotionally evolved in the story and the characters.

While many remember her for role in High School Musical or even most recently for her devilishly trashy performance in Spring Breakers, Vanessa Hudgens gives the performance of her career. It's powerful, heartbreaking, and moving at the same time. Hudgens gets so lost in her role. We really believe her as this lost and broken girl who yearns to be loved. For anyone who doubts that Hudgens can't act (which honestly, I thought this at first), once you see this film you can see the great potential Hudgens inhabits. Very few young actresses could have pulled this role off, but Hudgens nails it through and through and carries the film on her own. In very much supporting roles are Rosario Dawson who gives a dark and pure evil performance as Agnes' drug addicted and abusive mother whom she tries to escape. Dawson really delivers in this role and every time she's on screen you're digested and you absolutely HATE her. Brenden Fraser stars as Agnes' biological and wealthy father. When we first meet his character, Fraser comes off as very bland in the role, but during the course of the film he eases into it more and gives a decent enough performance.

Gimme Shelter is a deep and emotional film that will touch you, and leave you in tears, and full of hope. All of this definitely wouldn't have been possible without the powerhouse performance given by Vanessa Hudgens.

My Rating: 10/10


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where Are the Stones? RockyJones
Trailer !!!! theroyallwe
AJ's Audition Tape for 'Gimme Shelter' lil_m_cheeky
Just viewed alfredocp
Age recommendation veve1
Just watched a pre-screening ... legal-891-549731
Discuss Gimme Shelter (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?