Stones ignite the screen in `Shine a Light'

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April 04, 2008|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

Shine a Light has two maestros, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, and once they begin to mesh, around the third or fourth song, they put on a display of showmanship that erases the line between art and entertainment.

The great rock and roll bands of the 1960s and 1970s did so much to define popular culture and youth culture that pundits and critics tend to burden the few survivors with unfair questions. Have they reinvented themselves? Can they embody rebellion and effrontery as middle-aged or old men? Are they still risky and dangerous?

Shine a Light (Paramount Classic) Starring the Rolling Stones. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug references and smoking. Time 122 minutes.

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