Shorts (2009) - Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hohum Score

28

Watchable

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

IMDB: 4.8
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Jimmy Bennett, James Spader
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 8 out of 38 found boring (21.05%)

One-line Reviews (26)

Definitely not for everyone, but very enjoyable.

To my huge surprise, Shorts resulted to be an excellent family film which is likable and hugely entertaining, thanks to the skillful performances from the young cast and Rodriguez's irreverent screenplay.

And me, 10 times his age enjoyed it just as much.

Very Engaging .

It was entertaining, kind of funny, and overall a pretty good movie for children.

For ages 5-10, I'd give it a 9For ages 11-14, I'd give it a 7 or 8For ages 15-20, I'd give it a 6 or 7For ages 21+, I'd give it a 4 or 5But I, 16, found it very enjoyable, and give it a 6.5

This movie was more entertaining to me than all the other big budget movies I have seen all year.

This is by far the worst movie I have ever seen!

Shorts is the kind of kids movie that for moments was as annoying to me as it was f****** hilarious for its target audience however for most moments was as enjoyable for me as it was f****** hilarious for all the kids in the theater.

The manner in which it is told is so intriguing (it skips around in time).

Meanwhile, this is an enjoyable kids movie to see just once .

Target Demographic: 6-10 (possibly slow 11-year-olds) .

This is a great movie, I was pleasantly surprised forget whomever wrote 6-10, my 4-year old was on the edge of his seat.

The wishes were plausible for children and the FX were enjoyable.

To tell the tale of the crazily kooky adventure granted to the usually uneventful town of Black Falls, narrator and star Toby "Toe" Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) skips ahead, rewinds backwards on screen and dodges through the timeline of events.

Told in a very disjointed style, Shorts tells the tale of a group of children and adults living in the secluded Black Falls community where the popular Black Box all-in-one gadget is created.

The wishing gets very repetitive and random.

SHORTS is far from entertaining.

Just like smosh on you tube this really sucks kids fell asleep in the movies and spy kids 4 was better than this reason 1 there throwing rocks that wont teach kids reason 2 no comedy reason 3 cheesy animation id rather watch spy kids 4 never buy this for your kids it a rubbish movie even Thomas and the magic railroad was better than this and that got 2.8 out of 10 on here.

I thought the movie was weird, artsy, and surreal, but in a good and entertaining way; you know, like the imagination of Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes.

It was very imaginative and quirky, unlike the formulaic Disney movies.

Because this is a short film, its under 90 minutes, Rodriguez also relies a bit too much on cliché short hand with a hero who thinks he has no friends when he does, and bad guys who really aren't.

This is actually a pretty enjoyable movie, for kids and older viewers.

This movie was really entertaining.

Ultimately predictable and reeking of half-assed effort, the whole procedure gets exhausting after a few rounds of cutesy moxie, though at least Rodriguez wisely sticks to the context of his movie's title and keeps his film reasonably concise.

But overall not a very good movie, but maybe entertaining for the very young.