‘Gimme Shelter’ Review: Vanessa Hudgens Homeless Drama Also Charmless and Witless

On the Venn diagram where “Preachy Kirk Cameron–esque sermon movie” overlaps with “former child star looking to prove his/her dramatic chops,” you’ll find “Gimme Shelter,” an overwrought and undercooked tale of teen homelessness that attempts to hide its many failings behind its true-story-ness.

The fact that the film rips off its title from a legendary documentary is but the tenth-or-so worst thing about it. (What next — a plucky young agriculture major discovers the wonders of potash in “Grey Gardens”?)  Read More...



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